Answered By: Linda Beninghove Last Updated: Sep 22, 2015 Views: 26
Unfortunately there is no definitive "one stop shop" for this information, but here are a few recommended resources. We'll add more resources as we learn more.
National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies - click on Members - Find a Member - Class of 2012 (or most recent year) to find recently elected members. Remember that people are elected based on their cumulative work, not necessarily just on recent achievements. From the NAE website: "Election to National Academy of Engineering membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. Members have distinguished themselves in business and academic management, in technical positions, as university faculty, and as leaders in government and private engineering organizations. Members are elected to NAE membership by their peers (current NAE members)."
The Chronicle of Higher Education - from The Chronicle website: "The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators."
The Royal Society - from The Royal Society's website: "The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine."
A citation search using the Web of Science database and Scopus database may be very useful to help you understand the impact a professor or researcher has had in his or her academic field. You can also find out about the research output of a particular university using these databases.
If you have any questions, please contact a librarian. We'll be happy to help you find the information you need.