Iowa State, Ames Laboratory researchers named AAAS Fellows for distinguished work

December 17, 2009

AMES, Iowa - Four Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

They are Mufit Akinc, a professor of materials science and engineering and associate scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory; Mark Gordon, Distinguished Professor and Frances M. Craig Chair in chemistry and Ames Laboratory senior chemist and director of the Lab's Mathematics and Computational Sciences Program; Mei Hong, John D. Corbett Professor of Chemistry and Ames Laboratory associate scientist; and Michael L. Thompson, Pioneer Hi-Bred Professor of Agronomy and Ames Laboratory associate scientist.

The researchers are being recognized by their peers within the association for "scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications."

Iowa State researchers are being honored for their work in materials science, chemistry and agronomy:
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The association will announce this year's class of 531 Fellows in the Dec. 18 issue of the journal Science. The new Fellows will be formally recognized on Feb. 20, 2010, at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. It was founded in 1948, includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science and serves 10 million people. Its mission is to "advance science and serve society."

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