Younan Xia Named 2014 Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Younan Xia, professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, was named a fellow for 2014 by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

This year, ACS named 99 members as fellows, chosen based on their outstanding accomplishments in chemistry as well as their contributions to ACS.

“It is a wonderful thing to be recognized by my peers and the research community,” said Xia.

Xia specializes in creating nanomaterials, studying their properties and exploring how they can be used. He has also served as an associate editor of the ACS journal Nano Letters since 2012.

Currently Xia is working on developing more efficient catalysts for hydrogen fuel cell technology, creating new scaffolding materials to be used in regenerative medicine, and cultivating contrasts and therapeutic agents for use in the fight against cancer.

“The scientists selected as this year’s class of ACS fellows are truly a dedicated group, said Tom Barton, president of ACS. “Their outstanding contributions to advancing chemistry through service to the society are many. In their quest to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry, they are helping us to fulfill the vision of the American Chemical Society.”

The new fellows will be recognized at the ACS Fellows Ceremony and Reception on Monday, August 11, 2014 during the society’s 248th National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco.

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