Seven Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Seven Georgia Institute of Technology faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. They were awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

This year’s AAAS Fellows were announced in the journal Science on November 30, 2012. The new AAAS Fellows from Georgia Tech are:

  • Shuming Nie, Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University: For distinguished contributions to single-molecule surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) as well as the development of semiconductor quantum dots for molecular and cellular imaging.
  • Andrés Garcia, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering: For distinguished contributions to the field of biomaterials and regenerative medicine, particularly for the engineering of materials for therapeutic and cell delivery and tissue repair.
  • Paul Goldbart, School of Physics: For distinguished contributions to theoretical condensed-matter physics, especially in the areas of nanosuperconductivity and mesoscopic physics, liquid crystals, quantum entanglement, and vulcanization.
  • Julia Kubanek, School of Biology: For distinguished contributions to chemical ecology, particularly for advances in aquatic ecology, marine natural products, drug discovery and chemical signaling.
  • Arthur Ragauskas, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry: For distinguished fundamental contributions to the field of green chemistry and biorefining of biomass to biofuels and bio-based chemicals and materials.
  • Mohan Srinivasarao, School of Materials Science & Engineering: For fundamental studies in the optical and physical properties of liquid crystals, insect wing iridescence, biomimetic synthesis of periodic structures through breath figures, and for public educational efforts in color science.
  • Eberhard Voit, Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University: For distinguished research and the development of innovative teaching tools in the fields of computational systems biology and metabolic pathway analysis.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world.