Three from Rice elected AAAS Fellows

first_imgShare CONTACT: Jade Boyd PHONE: (713) 348-6778 E-MAIL: [email protected] from Rice elected AAAS Fellows Levy, Keller-McNulty and Halas receive national honor Rice University faculty members Eugene Levy, Sallie Keller-McNulty and Naomi Halas have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow by the members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. AAAS announced 376 new fellows in this week’s issue of the journal Science. Members are honored as AAAS Fellows because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and pin at the AAAS Annual Meeting in St. Louis on Feb. 18. Eugene Levy, the Howard Hughes Provost and professor of physics and astronomy, was elected by his peers in the Astronomy section for “three decades of leadership in our understanding of the electrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics of astrophysical systems, both in the solar system and the distant universe.” Keller-McNulty, dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering and professor of statistics, was elected by her peers in the Statistics section for “distinguished research in the area of confidentiality, for imaginative leadership of the statistics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory and for her energetic service to the statistical community.” Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, was elected by her peers in the Chemistry section for “the design and fabrication of optically responsive nanostructures called nanoshells and for groundbreaking applications of nanoshells in biomedicine and optical physics.” AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. AddThislast_img read more