University of Texas at Austin Professors Honored by National Science Organization

Oct. 25, 2007

AUSTIN, Texas—Four professors at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected as 2007 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 are:

  • Karen Artzt, professor of molecular genetics and microbiology in the College of Natural Sciences, for innovative research in mammalian developmental genetics.
  • Sanjay Banerjee, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, for distinguished contributions to silicon-germanium heterostructures and three-dimensional integrated circuits.
  • Herbert Berk, professor of physics in the College of Natural Sciences, for outstanding contributions to plasma physics and for the development of kinetic theory applicable to the understanding of plasma stability, transport and the formation of nonlinear phase space structures.
  • James Chelikowsky, professor of physics and chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences and professor of chemical engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, for contributions to the basic understanding of properties of materials through theoretical calculations, and for excellence in teaching, lecturing and writing.

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 Science on Oct. 26.

For more information contact: Lee Clippard, 512-232-0675.