Peter Voorhees, NAISE Co-Director, One of Six Northwestern Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr 21, 2016 | News, News from Northwestern

Six members of the Northwestern University faculty have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

The six, representing schools and disciplines across the University, are among the 213 leaders in the sciences, social sciences, the humanities, the arts, business and public affairs elected to the academy this year for their pathbreaking work.

Among the six is Peter W. Voorhees, the Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research focuses on the kinetics of phase transformations — ranging from the growth of nanowires to the solidification of alloys — using experiment, simulation and theory.

Members of the 236th class will be inducted at an Oct. 8 ceremony at the academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world. Current academy research focuses on higher education, the humanities and the arts; science and technology policy; global security and energy; and American institutions and the public good.

Peter Voorhees, NAISE Co-Director, One of Six Northwestern Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences