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Huajian Gao Elected to German National Academy of Sciences

Teng Li's picture

Huajian Gao, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Engineering at Brown University, has been elected to the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in recognition of his scientific achievements.

The Leopoldina is the oldest German-speaking society of scholars with a history of more than 350 years. It is a free association of scholars acting to advance human scientific development beyond the boundaries of disciplines and countries. Approximately three quarters of its members are from the German-speaking countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, while the remainder are from other countries. In 2008, the Leopoldina became the National Academy of Sciences in Germany.

See press release by Brown University for details.

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Mike Ciavarella's picture

When I met him he was indeed in Germany in a top position in Max Planck, a very nice environment.   He has contributed to change an institute which was on "metal research", into more bio-nano emerging fields.  Evidently, he is still very much remembered in Germany for his contributions.   I am sure he has adapted back to the US system and will not miss opportunities to engage in always newer field.

In fact, in my CV I find it as a poor result that I have only a paper with him!

Adhesion maps of spheres corrected for strength limitH YaoCiavarellaGao - Journal of colloid and interface science, 2007 - ElsevierPresent understanding of adhesion is mostly due to the well-known contact theories for 
spheres, including JKR (Johnson–Kendall–Roberts), DMT (Derjaguin–Muller–Toporov) and 
MD (Maugis–Dugdale). Since most of the models exhibit their optimal applicability only in a

D.Rittel's picture

Impressive and well deserved achievement!

 

Zhen-zhong Du's picture

Huajian, Congratulations!

A bit late for that to happen, but, anyway, very well deserved.

Congrats!

--Ajit

 

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