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Two MSU professors elected fellows in world's largest general scientific society

December 19, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - Two professors in Montana State University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The election of Timothy Minton and Robert Walker will be announced Friday, Dec. 23, in the journal, Science. Minton and Walker will each be presented a certificate and gold and blue rosette pin on Saturday, Feb. 18, during the 2012 AAAS annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Gold represents science, and blue represents engineering.

Walker was chosen as a fellow because of his distinguished contributions to understanding the molecular structure and interfacial behavior at complex liquid and solid surfaces using surface spectroscopy, according to AAAS officials. Minton was elected for his pioneering work in hyperthermal gas-surface and gas-phase reaction dynamics, and for his service as a senior editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry.

The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society, and publishes the journal, Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million.

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