Craig Hawker, a UC Santa Barbara professor of materials, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is one of 43 new members elected to the organization’s Chemistry section, and is recognized “for revolutionizing materials research through the development of powerful synthetic methods and strategies for molecularly engineering functional macromolecules, inspiring scientists across multiple disciplines.”
“I’m thrilled to receive this great honor from AAAS,” said Hawker, the sole AAAS fellow from UCSB this year. “This honor belongs to all the wonderful students and researchers who have made the work that is recognized by the academy possible. I am also extremely fortunate to be continually inspired by my very talented colleagues and to have such a supportive, multi-disciplinary environment at UCSB.”
Hawker is the director of UCSB’s California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI), Dow Materials Institute and co-director of the Materials Research Lab. He holds the Alan and Ruth Heeger Chair in Interdisciplinary Science and is the Clarke Professor within CNSI, and is a member of the materials department and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSB.