Abbott named fellow of AAAS
John T. and Magdalen L. Sobota Professor and Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering Nicholas Abbott is among eight members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty who have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Selection as a AAAS fellow is a high honor conferred by peers in recognition of distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society. The tradition of naming AAAS fellows in honor of their achievements dates to 1874.
The association recognized Abbott for the transformative engineering and analysis of biotic-abiotic interfaces, including the imaginative use of liquid crystalline materials to report on the interactions of biomolecules.
Other UW-Madison faculty named to the 2011 class of fellows include Helen E. Blackwell, associate professor of chemistry; Michael M. Cox, professor of biochemistry; Mark Ediger, professor of chemistry; Jiming Jiang, professor of horticulture; Jorge C. Escalante-Semerena, professor of bacteriology; Lloyd Smith, professor of chemistry; and Shannon Stahl, professor of chemistry.
New fellows will be recognized at the Fellows Forum, held during the annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 19.