DURHAM, N.C. – Peter K. Haff, professor emeritus of geology and civil and environmental engineering at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Pratt School of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Election as an AGU Fellow is an honor reserved for individuals who have made exceptional scientific contributions and attained eminence in the field of earth and space sciences. AGU bylaws restrict the annual honor to no more than 0.1 percent of the organization’s total membership.

Haff is widely cited for his groundbreaking scholarship and research on the physics of ion sputtering, granular flows and sediment transport.  In recent years, he has been at the forefront of the emerging interdisciplinary study of the neo-environment and technosphere – concepts widely used to describe the sum of the natural, human and technological systems that surround us – and how they may affect sustainability.  

Haff was among 60 scientists named AGU Fellows this year.

He and his fellow inductees will be recognized at an AGU Honors Ceremony on Dec. 14 in San Francisco.