Materials Research Society Announces 2013 MRS Fellows

March 13, 2013 « View all Releases

WARRENDALE, PA – The Materials Research Society (MRS) will recognize the following 24 members (in alpha order) as Fellows of the Materials Research Society at the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. This recognition honors MRS members who are notable for their distinguished accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, worldwide.

  • John E.E. Baglin, IBM Almaden Research Center
  • Leonard J. Brillson, The Ohio State University
  • David Cahen, Weizmann Institute, Israel
  • Long-Qing Chen, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Yang-Tse Cheng, University of Kentucky
  • Paul K. Chu, City University of Hong Kong
  • Antonio Facchetti, Polyera Corporation and Northwestern University
  • Joseph E. Greene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Naomi J. Halas, Rice University
  • Richard G. Hoagland, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Andrew B. Holmes, University of Melbourne, Australia, and Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
  • Taeghwan Hyeon, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  • Ram S. Katiyar, University of Puerto Rico
  • Enrique J. Lavernia, University of California, Davis
  • Chad A. Mirkin, Northwestern University
  • Patricia M. Mooney, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Daniel E. Morse, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • John H. Perepezko, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Pradeep K. Rohatgi, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • Rodney S. Ruoff, University of Texas at Austin
  • M. Stanley Whittingham, Binghamton University
  • Karen I. Winey, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jackie Y. Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore
  • Steven J. Zinkle, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A list of the honorees, along with brief citations that highlight their remarkable accomplishments, can be found at

MRS is fortunate to enjoy the dynamic membership of such outstanding contributors to the progress of materials research and is confident that the examples of excellence, enterprise and dedication displayed by this steadily growing community of MRS Fellows will serve to encourage and inspire all materials researchers, at all levels, and will also support and enhance the prestige and recognition of materials research in serving the broader community.

Nominations will soon be accepted for the 2014 MRS Fellows. For information on nomination guidelines and eligibility, visit Deadline for nominations is October 1, 2013.

Photos of 2013 MRS Fellows available upon request at

About The Materials Research Society

The Materials Research Society (MRS) is an international organization of almost 16,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life. MRS members are engaged and enthusiastic professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans over 90 countries, with more than 46% of members residing outside the United States. In addition to its communications and publications portfolio, MRS organizes high-quality scientific meetings, attracting over 13,000 attendees annually and facilitating interactions among a wide range of experts from the cutting edge of the global materials community. MRS is also a recognized leader in education outreach and advocacy for scientific research.
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