Judith Yang named Microscopy Society of America Fellow

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 28 February 2018

The Microscopy Society of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of techniques and applications of microscopy and microanalysis in all relevant scientific disciplines. It has provided leadership for the discovery and dissemination of information about microscopy and microanalysis since its founding in 1942. Currently, there are approximately 3000 members.

The Microscopy Society of America (MSA) will induct Judith Yang, into its 2018 class of Fellows at its Annual Meeting in Baltimore from August 5-9, 2018. The MSA recognizes fellows as the most distinguished members of the Society who have made contributions to the advancement of the fields of microscopy and microanalysis. Dr. Yang’s citation for fellowship reads: For world-leading research in gas-surface reactions, especially oxidation, and catalytic reactions using innovative in situ electron microscopy techniques.

Dr. Yang received her bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California and her master’s degree and PhD from Cornell University. After graduation, she became a post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Metallforschung in Stuttgart, Germany. She continued her post-doctoral research and became a visiting lecturer when she joined the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign. She joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 1999 and has received numerous awards including the 2005 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award and fellowship with the American Physical Society.

Congratulations Judith Yang

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