On April 28, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) elected a professor affiliated with UNIST to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the most prestigious scientific organization that recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive in that nearly 200 living members of the academy have won Nobel Prizes. Moreover, its members have included such world-renowned scientists and inventors, as Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer Thomas Edison Orville Wright, and Alexander Graham Bell.
Dr. Steve Granick, the Director of the IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter at UNIST is among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries selected for membership this year, bringing the total number of active members to 2,250 and the total number of foreign associates to 452. The new member will be formally inducted next April during the academy’s 153rd annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Granick, a Distinguished Professor of chemistry and of physics at UNIST, is an expert in the chemistry and physics of colloids and polymers. In 2014, Dr. Granick founded the IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter. His research interests are in the areas of chemistry, physics, and chemical and biomolecular engineering, especially ehavior and interactions of molecules in living cells and specially designed colloidal particles.
The National Academy of Sciences is a private, non-profit organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for general welfare. Established in 1863, the academy recognizes achivement in Science by election to membership, and with the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, provides science, technology, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.