Navigation Links
Leburton named associate member of Royal Academy of Belgium
Date:4/19/2011

Jean-Pierre Leburton, the Gregory Stillman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to the Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Fine Arts of Belgium, the oldest scholarly society in Belgium.

The academy was founded in 1772 by Empress Marie-Thrse of Austria as the Imperial Academy of Arts and Science. At the time Belgium was part of the Austrian empire. In 1845, King Leopold I of Belgium re-commissioned the academy as the Royal Academy. Until recently, there were classes within the Academy: sciences, political science and ethics, and the arts. In 2009, the Academy created a new class: technology and society.

Leburton was elected to this newest class. He is a renowned expert in nanostructure and device physics, which fits in with the class theme since "Nanotechnology has a tremendous impact on technology and society," said Leburton.

In addition, Leburton has been collaborating with colleagues from Belgium on research and other projects in his field. "In the last few years I've been involved with collaborative research activities in various Belgian institutions," he said. "I've served in PhD exams committees. I was also involved in conference organizations in Belgium."

Leburton believes his area of expertise and interaction with Belgian colleagues helped pave the way for his selection to the Academy. "I imagine they were interested in my expertise in nanotechnology," said Leburton. "They have some activities in nanotechnology in Belgium, especially in bionanotechnology, nanoelectronics, and NEMS [nanoelectromechanical systems]. People started to know me"

Though Leburton is a native of Belgium, he was elected as an associate of the Academy, a distinction reserved for those living outside Belgium. "In some ways, this is mostly honorary," said Leburton. "I will be consulted a few times, but not as often as the regular members because I live far away."

Membership in the Royal Academy is limited to 200 members and 200 associate members. New members can be elected only as vacancies become available within the membership. An induction ceremony will be held on May 21, 2011 in the Palace of the Academy, near the Royal Palace.

Leburton received his PhD from the University of Liege, Belgium, in 1978. He then went to work for Siemens in Germany for two years. In 1981 he came to the University of Illinois as a postdoc. "I was to be here for one year," said Leburton. "This year in September it will be thirty years."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jean-Pierre Leburton
jleburto@illinois.edu
217-333-6813
University of Illinois College of Engineering
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. 12 outstanding young scientists named as EMBO Young Investigators
2. Energy Biosciences Institue named "Deal of Distinction" by tech-transfer group
3. NYU biologist Bonneau named among 20 "visionary" scientists under 40 by Discover magazine
4. Clemson physicist Apparao Rao named Fellow of the American Physical Society
5. Tufts University Prof. Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos named as AAAS Fellow
6. University of Oklahoma researcher named 2008 AAAS Fellow
7. CIC Named to Independent Research Firms Hot Banking Tech Companies to Watch in 2009 Report
8. UC San Diego senior named Churchill Scholar for extraordinary undergraduate research
9. Lockheed Martin Named Biometrics Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan
10. Lockheed Martin Named Biometrics Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan
11. Wildlife biologist named Roger Tory Peterson Medal recipient, speaker
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Leburton named associate member of Royal Academy of Belgium
(Date:6/9/2016)... ISTANBUL , June 9, 2016  Perkotek an innovation leader in attendance control ... to seamlessly log work hours, for employers to make sure the right employees are ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160609/377486LOGO ... ... ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... 2016 The Department of Transport Management ... 44 million US Dollar project, for the , ... Personalization, Enrolment, and IT Infrastructure , to ... and implementation of Identity Management Solutions. Numerous renowned international vendors ... Decatur was selected for the most compliant and ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 2016 Ampronix facilitates superior patient care by providing unparalleled technology to leaders ... is the latest premium product recently added to the range of products distributed by ... ... ... LCD Medical Display- Ampronix News ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking software company, ... Crime Laboratory, has joined STACS DNA as a Field Application Specialist. , “I ... President and COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding our capacity as a scientific ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... clinical trials of its complement C3 inhibitor, APL-2. ... multiple ascending dose studies designed to assess the ... subcutaneous injection in healthy adult volunteers. ... as a single dose (ranging from 45 to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Andrew D ... http://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2016.12.01.22 Published recently in ... from touchONCOLOGY, Andrew D Zelenetz , discusses ... care is placing an increasing burden on healthcare ... therapies. With the patents on many biologics expiring, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ClinCapture, the only free validated ... will showcase its product’s latest features from June 26 to June 30, 2016 ... on Disrupting Clinical Trials in The Cloud during the conference. DIA (Drug ...
Breaking Biology Technology: