The American Association for the Advancement of Science has awarded the distinction of Fellow to 291 members, including four from the MIT faculty.
Fellows are recognized for their efforts advancing science or fostering applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
New MIT Fellows are:
Moungi G. Bawendi, a professor of chemistry, for "seminal contributions to the discovery, development and fundamental and applied studies of nanoscale materials, particularly for contributions to the development of nanocrystal quantum dots."
Thomas W. Eagar, the Thomas Lord Professor of Materials Engineering and Engineering Systems, for "advances in welding and joining of metals, ceramics and electronic materials, alternate manufacturing processes, and for leadership in curriculum review and teaching."
Robert W. Field, the Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemistry, for "distinguished contributions to molecular spectroscopy and for pioneering and applying multiphoton resonance techniques to elucidate electronic structure and vibrational dynamics from complex spectra."
John D. Joannopoulos, the Francis Wright Davis Professor of Physics, for "pioneering contributions to the theory, design and development of photonic materials."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 11, 2002.