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Materials Research Society Announces 2012 MRS Fellows

March 19, 2012
Press & Public Relations Contact:

Ryan Rebholz
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society

WARRENDALE, PA  – [March 19, 2012] –The Materials Research Society (MRS) will recognize the following 28 members (in alpha order) as Fellows of the Materials Research Society at the 2012 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.

  • Doron Aurbach, Bar Ilan University
  • Phaedon Avouris, IBM Research, T. J. Watson Research Center
  • Herbert S. Bennett, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • David G. Cahill, University of Illinois
  • Yves J. Chabal, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Bruce Dunn, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Peter Fratzl, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
  • William W. Gerberich, University of Minnesota
  • Amit Goyal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Mark C. Hersam, Northwestern University
  • Alex K.-Y. Jen, University of Washington
  • Kevin S. Jones, University of Florida
  • Lionel C. Kimerling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jun Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • C. Mathew Mate, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
  • Amiya K. Mukherjee, University of California, Davis
  • Christopher Murray, University of Pennsylvania
  • John Northrup, PARC, a Xerox company
  • Christopher J. Palmstrøm, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Sokrates T. Pantelides, Vanderbilt University
  • George M. Pharr, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Fan Ren, University of Florida
  • Clément Sanchez, Collège de France, Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris, Université Paris VI-CNRS
  • Susan Sinnott, University of Florida
  • Helena Van Swygenhoven, Paul Scherrer, Institute and École Polytechnique de  Lausanne
  • Patricia Thiel, Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory
  • Richard Vaia, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • C. Grant Willson, University of Texas, Austin

A list of the honorees, along with brief citations that highlight their remarkable accomplishments can be found at www.mrs.org/current-mrs-fellows.

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 2013 MRS Fellows. For information on nomination guidelines and eligibility, visit www.mrs.org/mrsfellows. Deadline for nominations is October 1, 2012.

About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an organization of over 13,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government worldwide, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are students and professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans 90 countries, with approximately 45 percent of members residing outside the United States.

MRS serves and engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation. The Society produces high-quality meetings and publications, assuring that members of all career stages can present and publish their most important and timely work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. MRS continues to expand its professional development portfolio, as well as promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce, with career services for researchers worldwide. The Society advocates for the importance of scientific research and innovation to policymakers and the community. And the MRS Awards program honors those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, as well as those whose work shows great promise for future leadership.

For more information about the Materials Research Society visit mrs.org and follow @Materials_MRS.