Department Chair honoured for distinguished contributions to materials engineering

Professor Jun Nogami inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Nogami, Jun

Jun Nogami, PhD, FAAAS, PEng | Professor & Chair

January 11, 2011 

Professor Jun Nogami, Chair, has been elected Fellow of of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (FAAAS), the largest international organization dedicated to advancing science or its applications on a global basis. The University of Toronto received 6 of the 51 Fellowships awarded in the Engineering Section, more than any other single institution.

Professor Nogami has made fundamental contributions to several areas of nanotechnology, particularly the electrical and electronic properties of nanometre scale structures, scanned probe microscopy and surface atomic structure, and atomistic observation and modeling of growth on surfaces. He has also been a leader in facilitating partnerships and collaboration in the nanotechnology community. Dr. Nogami was elected “for distinguished contributions to materials engineering and nanotechnology, particularly in relation to surface structure studies with scanning tunneling microscopy.”

“The unprecedented election of six of our faculty members to AAAS Fellowship is a testament to the tremendous strength of our Faculty in both research and education,” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “We are deeply grateful to AAAS for recognizing these outstanding colleagues.”  The five (5) other UofT Engineering appointees include Professors J. Stewart Aitchison (ECE), Nasser Ashgriz (MIE), Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE), J. Paul Santerre (IBBME), and Molly Shoichet (ChemE).

This year’s AAAS Fellows will be announced in the January 28 issue of Science and will be honoured at the AAAS Fellows Forum on February 19, 2011 in Washington, D.C.