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Kanatzidis Named Materials Research Society Fellow

Less than one percent of society members receive the honor annually

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March 17, 2010

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2010 MRS Fellow by the Materials Research Society (MRS).

The fellowship honors MRS members for distinguished research accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the worldwide advancement of materials research. Each year, only up to 0.2 percent of MRS members are selected for the honor.

Kanatzidis is recognized for his broad and highly original research in areas of materials discovery, thermoelectric energy conversion and nanostructuring in semiconductors and the influence of his work on contemporary materials science.

He will be honored at the 2010 MRS spring meeting in San Francisco.

Previous honors include being named a Presidential Young Investigator by the National Science Foundation, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, a Beckman Young Investigator, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teaching Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow. Kanatzidis also was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Prize.

Author of more than 600 manuscripts, Kanatzidis is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Solid State Chemistry and serves on editorial advisory boards of numerous peer-refereed journals.