The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Michigan Technological University professor, Yun Hang Hu, to be a Fellow for 2014. Hu will join 400 others at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, themed ‘Innovations, Information, and Imaging,’ where they will receive an award and recognition from their peers.
Professor Hu is currently the Charles and Carroll McArthur Endowed Chair of Materials Science and Engineering. In 2015, he will chair the Energy and Fuels division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He is extensively involved in leadership roles with various professional organizations across his field. According to a news release from MTU, his research interests include nano-structured materials, solar energy conversion, clean fuels, hydrogen storage materials, CO2 conversion, catalysis and quantum chemistry calculations.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest and most prestigious scientific society. They work to promote scientific education, outreach, freedom of scientific inquiry and collaboration across fields of study. The AAAS publishes the highly reputable scientific journal Science.
According to the AAAS, a Fellow is,
A member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished and who has been a continuous member for the four year period leading up to the year of nomination, may, by virtue of such meritorious contribution be elected a Fellow by the Council. Examples of areas in which nominees may have made significant contributions are research; teaching; technology; services to professional societies; administration in academe, industry, and government; and communicating and interpreting science to the public.
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