The 2019 class of new Fellows continues the trend of increasing the ratio of women in the Academy. And 10 are from countries previously under-represented – or unrepresented – in TWAS membership.
R.A. Mashelkar, an Indian polymer scientist and TWAS Fellow, helped develop and find uses for smart gels that opened the door to a long list of discoveries put to clever use across fields.
As the founding executive director of TWAS, Mohamed Hassan helped to build the Academy into a global voice for science in the developing world. Now he will return as its president, seeking to guide it to new achievements.
The 2018 class of TWAS Fellows covers a broad diversity of nations and includes the highest proportion of women ever elected to the Academy in a single year. All are among the world's most accomplished scientists living in or focused on the developing world.
TWAS has announced the winners of the TWAS Prizes for 2018 in Trieste, Italy.