Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Radenka Maric has been named a 2019 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Maric is also CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
AAAS, publisher of the journal Science, is the world’s largest general scientific society. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The organization’s annual tradition of recognizing leading scientists for their efforts to advance science and its applications dates to 1874. Since then, AAAS has honored distinguished scientists such as astronomer Maria Mitchell, elected a Fellow in 1875; inventor Thomas Edison (1878); chemist Linus Pauling (1939); and computer scientist Grace Hopper (1963). Four of the 2018 Nobel Prize laureates – James Allison, Arthur Ashkin, Frances Arnold, and George Smith – are AAAS elected Fellows.