Dr. James Coleman, a leader in the development and application of semiconductor lasers and photonic devices and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UT Dallas, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Ames Laboratory scientist Cai-Zhuang Wang, a senior scientist at the Ames Laboratory, was named a 2014 Fellow of the American Physical Society.
The Journal of Materials Science has awarded the 2014 Robert W. Cahn Prize to Lucas R. Meza and Julia R. Greer, both from the California Institute of Technology, for their paper titled 'Mechanical Characterization of Hollow Ceramic Nanolattices.'
Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society has won four 2014 Eddie & Ozzie Awards for its affiliated website and video work.
Environmental business magazine WME has announced its Leaders List for 2014, with the Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute, professor Dave Griggs, taking out the X-Factor category.
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor who is an expert on the science of superheroes will receive an award from a national engineering organization that was previously won by military leaders, a congressman, a Secretary of Defense and astronauts, including Neil Armstrong.
Recognized for her pioneering work to develop gene therapy for hemophilia spanning several decades, taking it from the laboratory into human clinical trials, is Katherine A. High, M.D., Spark Therapeutics. Also recognized for their demonstration of successful clinical applications of adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy for hemophilia B are Amit C. Nathwani, M.D., Ph.D., UCL Cancer Institute, and Arthur W. Nienhuis, M.D., and Andrew M. Davidoff, M.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The new recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced. In Bonn today, the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft decided to award the 2015 Leibniz Prize to eight researchers. The recipients of the prize were selected by the Nominations Committee from 136 nominees. Of the eight new prizewinners, three are from the natural sciences, three from the humanities and social sciences, and two from the life sciences. Each will receive prize money of 2.5 million euros.
The steering committee of the German Research Foundation last week in Bonn announced that the Frankfurt ancient historian Prof. Hartmut Leppin was awarded the 2015 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, which is endowed with a grant of 2.5 million Euro.
Professors Roberto Morandotti and Federico Rosei of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society. The prestigious recognition from their peers acknowledges both professors' outstanding contributions in physics.