Four Princeton faculty members elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Four Princeton faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the Academy announced Monday.

Elected were:

  • William Bialek, the John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. He is also the director of the Program in Biophysics.
  • Pablo Debenedetti, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science and a professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He serves as vice dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • John Groves, the Hugh Stott Taylor Chair of Chemistry and professor of Chemistry.
  • Nai Phuan Ong, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics. He is also director of the Princeton Center for Complex Materials

Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest professional honors among scientists. Members are elected in  recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.