ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Hongyou Fan has been elected a fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS).
Fewer than one in 500 MRS members are honored with the distinction. Fan is the fifth Sandian named an MRS fellow and the first elected since 2011.
His nanotechnology work was cited for “pioneering contributions to the development of novel synthesis methods and self-assembly processes to fabricate multifunctional nanomaterials for nanoelectronic and nanophotonic applications and service to the materials community.”
The MRS describes its fellows as “outstanding members whose sustained and distinguished contributions to the advancement of materials research are internationally recognized.”
The award follows upon Fan’s selection in 2015 to deliver the MRS Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship Award in Nanoscience. Fan is the second national laboratory scientist to be so honored.
A poster by Fan on the self-assembly of nanoparticles into ordered, three-dimensional films also won an outstanding poster award from the society at the Spring 2013 MRS meeting.
Formal recognition of Fan’s status as a fellow will occur during the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix from March 28 to April 1.
Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies and economic competitiveness.
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