AMES, Iowa Four Iowa State University researchers have been named AAAS Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The honor is bestowed on association members by their scientific peers. The association named 486 fellows this year for "their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications."
Iowa State's new AAAS Fellows are:
Kraus' research program includes developing biobased products using catalysts. He's also working to synthesize biologically active molecules, including antiviral agents and plant-based drugs for treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Mallapragada's research group is working on bioinspired self-assembling nanocomposites, a bottom-up approach to materials design as seen in nature. The group is also developing new biomaterials for drug and gene delivery and neural tissue engineering.
Moore's research program includes studies of biomass crops and cropping systems.
Schmidt-Rohr's research program includes studies of thermoelectric materials, the nanostructure of diatom cell walls and the structure-property relations in Nafion fuel cell membranes.
This year's class of AAAS Fellows will be announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on Friday, Dec. 19. The new fellows will be presented with official certificates and pins on Feb. 14 in Chicago at the association's annual meeting.
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