University of Texas at Austin professors honored by national science organization

Oct. 27, 2005

AUSTIN, Texas—Five professors at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected as 2005 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

AAAS Fellows are chosen annually by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

This year’s Fellows from The University of Texas at Austin include:

  • Dr. J.K. Aggarwal, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering, for fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of image sequence analysis for the recognition of objects in images.
  • Dr. William E. Doolittle, professor and chair of the Department of Geography and the Environment in the College of Liberal Arts, for distinguished contributions to the study of paleo- and historical landscapes in arid lands of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States.
  • Dr. Richard D. Hazeltine, professor in the Department of Physics and senior research scientist at the Institute for Fusion Studies in the College of Natural Sciences, for outstanding theoretical research and leadership in the field of controlled magnetic fusion.
  • Dr. Hung-wen Liu, professor in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy, for elucidating and exploiting nature’s strategies for glycodiversification and enzyme catalysis and for outstanding contributions to a new era of bioorganic chemistry.
  • Dr. Robert F. Williams, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Natural Sciences, for fundamental contributions to the theory of dynamical systems, particularly for work on the structure of attractors, hyperbolic systems and chaotic dynamics. 

In addition to its educational efforts and serving as a professional association, AAAS publishes the prestigious journal Science

This year’s Fellows will be announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of Science on Oct. 28.

For more information contact: Lee Clippard, College of Natural Sciences, 512-232-0675.