IAS extends its congratulations to IAS Visiting Professor Arup Chakraborty for being elected to the US National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of his “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research”. Membership in the NAS is one of the most significant honors given to academic researchers in US. Prof Chakraborty is one of our three IAS Visiting Professors who are members of both NAS and the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
HKUST’s third inauguration ceremony of named professorships was held at IAS building to honor eight outstanding faculty members, including IAS Helmut and Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large George Smoot, Daniel C K Yu Professor in Science & IAS Executive Director Che Ting Chan and Fang Professor in Engineering & IAS Senior Fellow Kei May Lau.
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IAS Visiting Professor Eli Yablonovitch won the 2016 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize for his seminal achievements in solar cells and strained quantum well lasers, and for creating the field of photonic crystals, spanning both fundamental science and practical applications of that science. Awarded by the American Physical Society, this prize is presented to those with outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics. Prof Yablonovitch became the third IAS Visiting Professor who won the Buckley Prize after Prof Marvin Cohen and Prof Patrick A. Lee.
IAS Visiting Professor Sir John Pendry from Imperial College London was conferred an honorary degree (Doctor of Science honoris causa) at HKUST’s 23rd Congregation. This time, five outstanding individuals in total were awarded in recognition of their distinguished achievements and contributions.