HEMI Professor Kevin Hemker Elected to American Association for the Advancement of Science

Nov 23, 2015 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

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Congratulations to HEMI Professor Kevin Hemker (Department of Mechanical Engineering) who joins three other members of the JHU research community as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS fellows are elected by their peers and honored for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

According to AAAS, Hemker was elected a fellow “for discoveries in underlying atomic-scale processes governing mechanical behavior of advanced materials systems, including nanocrystalline, micro-lattice, thermal barrier, and high-temperature materials.” He and his students have employed atomic resolution electron microscopy and microscale mechanical testing to change the way the materials community thinks about and understands the mechanical behavior of advanced materials.

The names of all 347 awardees will be published in the “AAAS News and Notes” section of next issue of Science magazine. They also will be awarded a certificate and a rosette pin during the AAAS Fellows Forum at the 2016 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2016.

Other JHU awardees are: Michael Matunis, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health; Alan Scott, a professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Beverly Wendland, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and a professor of biology.

For more information and a full listing of the 2015 awardees, click here.

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