Joanna Aizenberg, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

A pioneer in studying how living things create inorganic materials, and what those biological processes might teach engineers, Aizenberg plays many critical roles across Harvard. In addition to her position at SEAS, she is professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology; director of the Science Program for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; co-director of the Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology; and a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Awarded on the recommendation of the APS’ Division of Condensed Matter Physics, the fellowship recognizes Aizenberg’s “research in biomineralization and the control of templated nucleation and growth of crystals.”

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