Kannan Premnath, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has been named one of 151 Outstanding Referees for 2021 by the American Physical Society (APS), for his exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts published in the Physical Review journals.
Instituted in 2008, the Outstanding Referee program annually recognizes approximately 150 of the currently active referees for their invaluable work. Comparable to Fellowship in the APS and other organizations, this is a lifetime award. The selection this year was made from 40 years of records on over 78,400 referees who have been called upon to review manuscripts. The basis for the Outstanding Referees selection takes into account the quality, number and timeliness of a referee’s reports, without regard for membership in the APS, country of origin, or field of research. Individuals with current or very recent direct connections to the journals, such as editors and editorial board members, were excluded.
Premnath received a lapel pin and a certificate to commemorate this achievement.
Professional service is a part of all faculty’s role, and this award illustrates the impact it can make. Congratulations, Kannan!
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