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Lodge elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 21, 2016 - Regents Professor Timothy P. Lodge is among 213 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). The Academy honors remarkable men and women who have made preeminent contributions to their fields and the world. Members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. The new class of AAAS members will be inducted at a ceremony on Saturday, October 8, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Lodge, who holds appointments in both the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and the Department of Chemistry, is one of the most productive, innovative, and influential polymer scientists in the world, focusing his research on the structure and dynamics of polymeric systems. He has published more than 350 papers on his innovative and groundbreaking research.

His contributions to the scientific community have been recognized by external awards and invited lectureships, including the Minnesota Award-American Chemical Society Minnesota Section (2012), Turner Alfrey Visiting Professorship (2011), and International Scientist Award from the Society of Polymer Science Japan (2009). Lodge was recognized as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2010) and the Association for the Advancement of Science (2009). He has been awarded two of the most prestigious international awards in the demanding fields of both polymer physics and polymer chemistry—the American Physical Society Polymer Physics Prize (2004) and the American Chemical Society Award in Polymer Chemistry (2009). Few scientists in the world have claimed both of these prizes.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world. Current Academy research focuses on higher education, the humanities, and the arts; science and technology policy; global security and energy; and American institutions and the public good. The Academy’s work is advanced by its elected members, who are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs from around the world.

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