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Neutron Scattering Society of America Elects UH Engineer as 2016 Fellow

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Natalie Thayer

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was recently elected as a Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA). He was one of only 11 NSSA fellows elected this year. 

The NSSA was formed in 1992 to advance neutron scattering research in the United States by identifying and bringing together the national neutron scattering community, identifying the needs of the community, promoting the broader use of neutron scattering technology and carrying out educational activities across the nation. The society is made up of leading researchers, scientists and others with an interest in neutron scattering research spanning a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Krishnamoorti was elected for his pioneering neutron scattering studies on soft materials and nanocomposites, and for his sustained service to the neutron scattering community.

Krishnamoorti is highly active across the UH community. In addition to his role in the Cullen College, he serves as a professor of chemistry in the College of Natural Science and Mathematics, the interim vice-president and vice-chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer, and the chief energy officer for UH. As the University’s chief energy officer, he is responsible for leading the University’s efforts to establish energy-centric partnerships to address the world’s most pressing energy challenges.

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