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Materials Research Society Announces 2022 Fellows

May 05, 2022
Press & Public Relations Contact:

Eileen Kiley
Director of Programs
Materials Research Society

The Materials Research Society (MRS) will recognize the following 12 Members (in alpha order) as MRS Fellows at the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. The honor of MRS Fellow is bestowed upon outstanding Members whose sustained and distinguished contributions to the advancement of materials research are internationally recognized.

Shefford P. Baker
Cornell University
For foundational understanding of the mechanics of metallic thin films and bio minerals that improve reliability of everyday products, and leadership that maximizes MRS’ impact to the community

Prashant V. Kamat
University of Notre Dame
For advancing the knowledge of materials chemistry through elucidation of the basic principles underlying light‐induced charge transfer processes at heterogeneous interfaces, from quantum confined semiconductors, to metallic nanoparticles, and to their hybrids

Karen L. Kavanagh
Simon Fraser University
For the formation and characterization of novel electronic materials and interfaces

Pooi See Lee
Nanyang Technological University
For leading work in the frontier of advanced materials for soft electronics and energy devices in human‐machine interface, and advocating innovation for all and promoting STEM through experiential learning

Peter K. Liaw
University of Tennessee
For seminal contributions to understanding fatigue and fracture of structural materials, pioneering work on bulk metallic glasses and high entropy alloys, and dedicated service to the materials community

Theodore D. Moustakas
Boston University
For pioneering research in GaN and other nitride semiconductors and the development of innovated growth methods for visible and UV LEDs, which have been adopted by industry

Jagit Nanda
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
For pioneering development on multiscale and multimodal Raman, x‐ray and neutron imaging and spectroscopic techniques leading to materials discovery and innovation in rechargeable batteries and energy conversion devices

Roger Narayan
North Carolina State University
For pioneering use of laser thin film and additive manufacturing methods to develop novel micro‐ and nano‐structured coatings and biomedical structures for tissue engineering scaffolds, drug delivery devices and sensors

Alberto Salleo
Stanford University
For fundamental studies in linking materials microstructure to electronic, optical and electrochemical properties for transistor, solar and bioelectronic sensor applications

Harry Tuller
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For foundational work in the fields of solid‐state chemistry and electrochemistry leading to the in‐depth understanding of multiple key materials, systems and mechanisms, and training new generations of scientists

Qihua Xiong
Tsinghua University
For outstanding contributions to semiconductor nanomaterials synthesis, fundamental understanding of light‐matter interactions at nanoscale and devices for photonics, optoelectronics and polaritonics

Guihua Yu
University of Texas at Austin
For seminal contributions to the synthesis and fundamental understanding of new multifunctional polymer nanomaterials with novel physical properties, and their significant applications in advancing energy, sustainability and environmental technologies

By representing excellence in science and engineering, and dedication to the advancement of materials research, MRS Fellows exemplify the highest ideals of accomplishment and service embodied in the MRS Mission. Congratulations to them all.

About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an organization of more than 11,000 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 over 80 countries, with 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.