The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected 19 faculty from the University of Florida to its newest class, breaking previous records for the number of faculty awarded in a single year. The honor, which includes alumni such as Thomas Edison and W.E.B. DuBois, is among the most distinctive in academia and recognizes extraordinary impact and achievement across disciplines, from research, teaching, and technology, to administration in academia, industry and government, to excellence in communicating and interpreting science to the public.
Carlos M. Rinaldi-Ramos, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, is the chair and professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is an international leader in the fields of ferrohydrodynamics, biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles, and diffusion of nanoparticles in complex and biological fluids. In the field of nanomedicine, Rinaldi-Ramos has made outstanding contributions to harnessing localized nanoscale heating for magnetic nanoparticle thermal cancer therapy.
The 2022 class of AAAS Fellows are among 506 scientists, engineers and innovators who have been recognized for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.
“An important measure of the university’s prowess is the accolades its faculty members receive from national and international organizations,” said David Norton, vice president for UF Research. “The awarding of Fellow from AAAS to so many UF researchers this year is the result of the remarkable achievements of these individuals and reflects very positively on UF as we strive to become the best public research university in the country.”
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