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Rutgers ranks 14th among peer universities for the number of faculty - 49 - who are members of the National Academies and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Faculty Highlights
Gravitate to great minds.

Scholars and scientists. Writers and revolutionaries. Innovators and iconoclasts. Bold thinkers in every discipline and from around the world choose to become Rutgers professors. They come to Rutgers for the chance to work in advanced research centers and laboratories, to collaborate with respected scholars in their fields, and to fully engage with the university’s rich intellectual life. You can make the same choice—and earn the same rewards. Imagine what you can learn from:     

Rutgers professors who have earned: National Medals of Science MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships National Medals of Technology Fulbright Fellowships National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships CASE Professor of the Year Awards Guggenheim Fellowships Pew Scholarships Sloan Fellowships National Science Foundation CAREER Awards National Book Award nominations and many other prestigious awards and grants

Rutgers professors who have discovered:
a gene responsible for melanoma a way to recycle discarded paint into common plastics 22 different antibioticsnew pathways to fight HIV drug resistance the brain glitch that causes language impairment the first effective treatment for spinal cord injury low-mass galaxies that are ancestors of our own Milky Way the gene that regulates fat production and many other scientific breakthroughs

Rutgers professors who have written, edited, or published: the papers of Thomas Edison The Encyclopedia of American Art the papers of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Story Quarterly studies of critical figures in English and American literature and many other books, articles, and journals

Rutgers professors who have pioneered: the 10-year effort to catalog every life form in the oceans the principle of women’s rights as human rights the first transatlantic journey of a submersible robot the restoration of native ecosystems in abandoned urban landscapes the use of plants in medicines and alternative energy the development of mobile wireless networks the application of nanotechnology—subatomic machines—in energy, medicine, and communications experimental video as an art form the “broken windows” theory of community policing and many other innovations