Professors Manthiram, Ruoff and Zhu Named Society Fellows
Three professors associated with the Materials Science & Engineering Program were elected Fellows of Academic Societies.
Arumugam Manthiram, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and Director of the Texas Materials Institute, was elected a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) in October, 2011. The ECS Fellow was established in 1989 for individual contributions and leadership in the achievement of science and technology in the area of electrochemistry and solid-state sciences and current active participation in the affairs of The Electrochemical Society.
Rodney Ruoff, a professer in the Mechanical Engineering Department, was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in Fall, 2011 for “comprehensive contributions to the science and physics of fullerenes, nanotubes, and graphene, including novel methods of synthesis, detailed characterization, and measurement of physical properties.”
Xiaoyang Zhu, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was elected a Fellow fo the American Physical Society in Fall, 2011 “for pioneering investigations of surface molecular structure, electronic band alignment, and femtosecond electron and nuclear dynamics at molecule-solid interfaces, including applications to surface photochemistry, molecular electronics, and solar energy conversion.”