University of California, Riverside

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Professor Alexander Balandin elected Fellow of IMMM

Professor Alexander Balandin elected Fellow of IMMM

Professor Alexander Balandin elected Fellow of IMMM

June 28, 2012

Dr. Alexander A. Balandin, professor of electrical engineering and founding chair of materials science and engineering program at UCR, was elected Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IMMM or IOM3). IMMM is a major UK-based engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration, extraction, synthesis through characterization, processing and applications. It exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering and associated technologies. The Institute has 17 technical divisions, societies and associations which act as special interest groups, forming a focus for activities within specific research, educational or industrial sectors. Among the Institute's publications are Materials World and other technical journals. Professor Balandin’s nomination cited his pioneering contributions to investigation of thermal properties of carbon materials such as graphene and its derivatives, as well as his development of the phonon engineering concept for nanoscale materials.   

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