Sharon Glotzer, the Stuart W. Churchill Professor of Chemical Engineering, is among the most recent inductees to the National Academy of Sciences. Her induction was announced Tuesday. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.
“It is certainly a huge honor to be recognized by the National Academy of Sciences for the research we do in my group. I am grateful and lucky to have the privilege of working with such wonderful students, postdocs and colleagues here at Michigan,” said Glotzer. “This achievement belongs as much to them as it does to me.”
Glotzer is recognized in the field for groundbreaking simulations of the self-assembly of nanoparticles into complex structures and theoretical contributions to patchy particles, colloidal crystals, quasicrystals and glass-forming liquids.
Glotzer also is a professor of materials science and engineering, macromolecular science and engineering, physics and applied physics.
She is among 84 new NAS members and 21 new foreign associates (from 15 countries) recognized for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the academy, with citizenship outside the United States.
U-M currently has 25 active NAS members on the faculty.
The NAS currently comprises 2,214 active members and 444 foreign associates. It is a nonprofit institution that recognizes achievement in science by election to membership and provides science, technology and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.