Chris Murray, Richard Perry University Professor of Chemistry & Materials Science and Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He joins the Academy for the invention and development of solvothermal synthesis of monodisperse nanocrystal quantum dots for displays, photovoltaics, and memory.
Election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions in the field of engineering. Academy membership honors "those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."
The new class of Academy members will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in October.