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Davidovits and Ren Elected AAAS Fellows

(10-28-2005) — Two more faculty members have joined the ranks of Boston College scientists elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

AAAS, the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, announced this week that Prof. Paul Davidovits (Chemistry) and Prof. Zhifeng Ren (Physics) were among the 376 association members selected as fellows this year. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers in recognition of meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Davidovits was chosen for seminal contributions to confocal microscopy and for groundbreaking studies in the chemistry of gas-liquid interactions at aerosol surfaces, according to AAAS.

Ren's selection was based on his research on the synthesis of nanomaterials with precise geometry and structural control and to high Tc thin films that were crucial in the discovery of d-wave pairing symmetry.

The two will be honored at the Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in February at St. Louis.

Previously named AAAS Fellows at Boston College include Prof. David Burgess (Biology), Assoc. Prof. Joseph Tecce (Psychology), Prof. Lawrence Scott (Chemistry), Prof. J. Christopher Hepburn (Geology and Geophysics) and the late Prof. Emeritus Yu Chen Ting (Biology).


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