Physicist Sara Majetich Named IEEE Fellow
By Jocelyn Duffy
Sara Majetich, professor of physics at Carnegie Mellon University’s Mellon College of Science, has been named an IEEE Fellow. Fellowship is the highest grade of membership in IEEE, and is considered to be a prestigious honor among the technical community.
Fellowship is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors on only one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership of the organization each year. The distinction recognizes outstanding accomplishments in any of the IEEE’s fields of interest, which focus on advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.
Majetich is being recognized for her contributions to the understanding of magnetic nanoparticles. She studies the fundamental physics of magnetic nanoparticles that have very uniform sizes and applies her work to the design of functional materials that have applications in data storage media, high-speed electronics and biomedicine.
Xin Li, associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering and Bhiksha Raj, associate professor in the School of Computer Science’s Language Technology Institute were also named to the 2017 class of fellows.
The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its more than 400,000 members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.