Benjamin Hsiao Named Materials Research Society Fellow
STONY BROOK, N.Y., January 21, 2015 – Benjamin Hsiao, PhD, Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Affiliated Professor in Materials Science & Engineering, and Co-Founding Director of the Innovative Global Energy Solutions Center at Stony Brook University, has been selected as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). He will be recognized with this distinction at the MRS annual meeting in April in San Francisco.
The MRS is an organization of materials researchers worldwide that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve quality of life. Each year a small portion of MRS members (no more than .02 percent) are named Fellows. According to the MRS, Dr. Hsiao is being selected “for world-renowned accomplishments in materials research with emphasis on synchrotron technology, polymer crystallization and nanofiber applications, as well as contributions to community services and university administration.”
Previously, Dr. Hsiao was Vice President for Research at Stony Brook. In this capacity he worked closely with the VP for Economic development and was instrumental in developing Accelerate Long Island, a groundbreaking initiative between the region’s top research institutions, the Long Island Association and the Town of Brookhaven, to create a research corridor or “innovation alley” that promotes innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship in fostering growth of a high-tech economy to create new jobs and businesses on Long Island.
Since joining Stony Brook in 1997 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Hsiao has moved up the academic ranks within the department until he became Chair in 2007, a position he held until 2012.
For more about Dr. Hsiao’s research, professional accomplishments, and background, see this webpage.