Ajayan named National Academy of Inventors fellow

first_imghttps://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2018/12/1217_AJAYAN-2-WEB-1a9p3ku.jpgRice University materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. (Credit: Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,962 undergraduates and 3,027 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. ShareNEWS RELEASEEditor’s note: Links to high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release.David [email protected] [email protected] named National Academy of Inventors fellowHOUSTON – (Dec. 11, 2018) – Rice University materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Ajayan will be one of 148 people inducted in a ceremony at the organization’s annual meeting April 10-11 at Space Center Houston.Pulickel AjayanFellows are nominated by their peers for their spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society, according to the academy.Ajayan is the founding chair of Rice’s Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry. A pioneer in the field of carbon nanotubes, his lab studies the development of two-dimensional materials with unique optical and electrical properties for use in energy storage, water purification, catalysis and next-generation electronics, as well as their transformation into three-dimensional nano-structured materials for advanced applications.Ajayan is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Society of Chemistry and India’s National Academy of Sciences and is a foreign fellow of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He has more than 900 peer-reviewed publications, more than 80,000 citations and an h-index (a measure of the impact of a scholar’s publications) of 142.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Ajayan Research Group: http://ajayan.rice.eduDepartment of Materials Science and NanoEngineering: https://msne.rice.eduGeorge R. Brown School of Engineering: https://engineering.rice.eduImage for download: Return to article. Long Description Pulickel Ajayan AddThislast_img

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