Bates elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2017 - Regents Professor Frank S. Bates was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for excellence in original scientific research. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Bates and mathematics professor Maury Bramson are two of only 84 researchers nationwide to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year. They will be inducted into the Academy next spring during the National Academy of Sciences 155th Annual Meeting.

Bates is a world-renown polymer scientist who focuses his research on block co-polymers. His group’s research program affects a variety of technologically important fields, including polymer processing, composites, fracture mechanics, separations, catalysis, and drug delivery. Bates has been an author or co-author of nearly 400 research papers on research ranging from plastics and rubber made from renewable sources to coatings for more effective oral medicines. He has received numerous past awards and becomes one of the few scientists who are members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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