Timp named AAAS Fellow
ECE Professor Gregory L Timp was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world. He is one of the 11 University of Illinois faculty members to earn the nomination.
Timp, whose research interests include nanoelectronics, nanobiotechnology, and laser-guided assembly, was selected for his contributions to the understanding of transport in nanostructures. During his time at the University, his projects have included using nanopore sensors to detect the electronic structure of biomolecules and using optical tweezers to manipulate nanoparticles and living cells into large arrays.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1978, Timp earned his master’s degree and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980 and 1984, respectively. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., from 1984 to 1986 and served as a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., until he returned to the Illinois in 2000.
Earlier this month, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, founded in 1848, selected 471 members to become fellows for their meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications, according to the AAAS Web site. The other recently elected AAAS Fellows from the University of Illinois include Professors Mark B. David, John A. Gerlt, Gregory S. Girolami, Steven C. Huber, Stephen P. Long, Yi Lu, Ken N. Paige, Edmund G. Seebauer, Scott K. Silverman, and Donald J. Wuebbles.
These new Fellows, who were nominated by their peers in AAAS, will be recognized for their contributions at the Fellows Forum, which will be held Feb. 16, 2008, at the AAAS annual meeting in Boston, Mass. Each Fellow will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments, according to the AAAS Web site.