For release: Dec. 22, 2008
THREE AMES LAB RESEARCHERS NAMED AAAS FELLOWS
Mallapragada, Schmidt-Rohr and Kraus elected by peers
AMES, Iowa—Three researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have been named AAAS Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor is bestowed on association members by their scientific peers. The association named 486 fellows this year for "their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications."
Ames Laboratory's new AAAS Fellows are:
"AAAS is the premier member-driven association serving the field of science," said Ames Laboratory Director Alex King. "It has incredible breadth, depth and impact, and the people who represent the association make significant contributions in an exceptionally wide range of ways.
"The recognition of Surya, Klaus and George with AAAS Fellowships is especially significant because AAAS crosses all fields of science, and standing out from the crowd is so much harder when the crowd is that large," King continued. "It's a real distinction, and we are very proud of the outstanding work that they are doing at the Ames Laboratory."
This year's class of AAAS Fellows was announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on Friday, Dec. 19. The new fellows will be presented with official certificates and pins on Feb. 14 in Chicago at the association's annual meeting.
The three join nine other Ames Laboratory researchers who are currently listed as AAAS Fellows: Andreja Bakac, John Corbett, John Hill, David Lynch, Gordon Miller, Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, Jacob Petrich, Klaus Ruedenberg, and Costas Soukoulis.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world's largest general scientific society. It was founded in 1848, includes 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, and publishes the journal Science.
Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory operated for the DOE by Iowa State University. Ames Laboratory creates innovative materials, technologies and energy solutions. We use our expertise, unique capabilities and interdisciplinary collaborations to solve global challenges.