Five faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
Dr. Harald Ade, physics professor, was elected for transformational contributions to X-ray microscopy and soft x-ray scattering. His work has had an impact in disciplines ranging from polymer science to environmental science to meteoritics.
Dr. Jerzy (Jerry) Bernholc, Drexel Professor of Physics and director of the Center for High Performance Simulation, was elected for seminal contributions to the physics of materials, especially C60, nanotubes and semiconductors. He has developed methods that enable calculations of unprecedented size.
Dr. Allen Foegeding, William Neal Reynolds Professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, was elected for contributions to research and teaching in food macromolecular chemistry, particularly in the area of protein functionality. His work has generated technologies used by the dairy and food industries to improve functionality of whey proteins.
Dr. Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of entomology, was elected for distinguished contributions in ecological genetics, including empirical studies and modeling the impact of transgenic plants on the management of insect pests.
Dr. Sastry Pantula, statistics professor, was elected for distinguished services to the profession as a researcher, journal editor, academic administrator and president of the American Statistical Association.
AAAS fellows are nominated by their peers and undergo an extensive review process. They will be recognized Feb. 18 at the AAAS annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada.