Friday, December 19, 2008
Prof. Michael Widom elected AAAS Fellow
Prof. Michael Widom is one of four Carnegie Mellon University faculty members who have been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, 486 members have been awarded this honor in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Michael Widom, professor of physics at the Mellon College of Science (MCS), was recognized for elucidating the thermodynamic and dynamic features of complex metallic alloys, especially quasicrystals, by developing and applying theoretical paradigms that are sophisticated and innovative.
The new fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin Feb. 14, during the 2009 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Widom is also a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newsmaker.