The American Association for the Advancement of Science is honoring 347 new fellows this year for their "scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications". Fellows are AAAS members selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the field. The new fellows will be recognized at the annual AAAS meeting in February 2016.
Ralph Nuzzo, the G.L. Clark Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and engineering is one of the newly appointed fellows. Nuzzo earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980 and worked at Bell Laboratories in materials research before joining the U. of I. faculty in 1991. AAAS acknowledged him for "distinguished contributions to materials chemistry, particularly for the development of self-assembled monolayers as systems for the design of functional molecular surfaces and interfaces".
Partially excerpted from UIUC News Bureau article by Sarah Banducci