Four Feinberg faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.
The four professors are being honored for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New fellows will be honored Feb. 14 at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California.
The faculty members are:
Mark Hersam, PhD, professor in Medicine-Pulmonary and in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. Hersam was chosen for his distinguished contributions to the fundamentals and applications of nanoelectronic materials, including the development of methods for isolating monodisperse carbon nanotubes, graphene and related nanomaterials.
William Lowe Jr., MD, vice-dean of academic affairs and the Tom D. Spies Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism in Medicine-Endocrinology. Dr. Lowe was chosen for his distinguished contributions to the intersection of genetic and endocrine research, particularly in the genetics of metabolism and diabetes, overall, and in pregnancy.
Thomas J. Mead, PhD, professor in Radiology and in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Meade was chosen for his distinguished contributions to the field of bioinorganic chemistry and for pioneering bio-activated magnetic resonance imaging probes and commercializing electronic DNA and protein biosensors.
Igal Szleifer, PhD, professor in Medicine-Pulmonary and professor in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. Szleifer was chosen for his distinguished contributions to the field of biomaterials and biointerfaces, particularly for theoretical modeling of molecular organization and biorelated function in polymer modified surfaces.
AAAS is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world. It publishes the journal Science, as well as newsletters, books and reports. In 2014, AAAS elected 401 of its members as fellows.