Bates inducted into National Academy of Sciences

May 4, 2018 - Regents Professor Frank S. Bates was inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) during the National Academy of Sciences 155th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Bates was among only 84 researchers nationwide to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2017.

Bates is a world-renowned 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.

Click on the link below to watch a video clip of the presentation ceremony where Bates was honored as an elected member and signed the "Registry of Membership."

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