Francisco elected to National Academy of Sciences

Francisco

Joe Francisco, associate dean of research and graduate education for the College of Science and William E. Moore Distinguished Professor for Chemistry and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, added another accolade on April 30: He is now a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Francisco was one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries recognized for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Those elected brought the total number of active members to 2,179 and the total number of foreign associates to 437. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community. Nearly 500 members of the NAS have won Nobel Prizes.

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