Mathematician Logunov named Packard Fellow

Oct. 23, 2019 10:22 a.m.

Aleksandr Logunov, an assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded a 2019 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. This year’s class features 22 early-career scientists and engineers, who will each receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.

Aleksandr Logunov

Aleksandr Logunov

The Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering are among the nation’s largest nongovernmental fellowships, designed to allow maximum flexibility in how the funding is used. Since 1988, this program has supported the blue-sky thinking of scientists and engineers with the belief that their research over time will lead to new discoveries that improve people’s lives and enhance our understanding of the universe.

“This new class of fellows is about to embark on a journey to pursue their curiosity down unknown paths in ways that could lead to big discoveries,” said Princeton alumna Frances Arnold, chair of the Packard Fellowships Advisory Panel, 2018 Nobel laureate in chemistry, and 1989 Packard Fellow. “I can’t wait to see what direction the work of these brilliant scientists and engineers will take. Their efforts will add to this beautiful web of science that connects us all to a better understanding of the world around us.”