The Science Academy, Turkey – Bilim Akademisi member Prof.  Erol Gelenbe  has  been awarded “Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite” (Commander of the National Order of Merit of France) by decree of President Emanuel Macron, dated 29th May 2019, for services to higher education and research. Prof. Gelenbe is one of only two academics who were recognised with this honour in 2019. The Order of Merit of France is a distinct honour from the “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” that Erol received in 2014.