Dr. Robin M. Hochstrasser, Donner Professor of Physical Sciences, has been elected to the Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). He was recognized for being a "pioneer in the innovative use of lasers."
Fellows are elected in recognition of outstanding achievement in their fields and contribution to public service.
Dr. Hochstrasser follows in the footsteps of distinguished predecessors such as Sir Walter Scott, Charles Darwin and Einstein.
The RSE is an educational charity, registered in Scotland that works to provide public benefit throughout Scotland and by means of a growing international programme. The RSE has a peer-elected, multidisciplinary Fellowship of 1400 men and women who are experts within their fields.
Dr. Hochstrasser is also the director of the NIH Laser Research Resource. His research focuses on the dynamics of structural change.