Peter T. Cummings Elected AAAS Fellow

Peter T. Cummings. John R. Hall professor of Chemical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, and principal scientist for the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Center (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The announcement was made by the AAAS Council on November 2, 2007. Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. Prof. Cummings was cited for his "outstanding contributions in research, for extraordinary service to his profession, and for national leadership in the emerging field of theoretical and computational nanoscience."

Cummings has authored more than 280 refereed journal papers and is a frequently invited speaker at international meetings throughout the world. He holds many other honors and awards including recognition as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people" and publishes Science magazine.