AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Allan H. MacDonald, professor of physics at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s highest academic honors.
MacDonald holds the Sid W. Richardson Regents Chair in Physics in the Physics Department of the College of Natural Sciences. He is known for his work on phenomena that follow from the correlated quantum dynamics of interacting electrons in metals and semiconductors. His current work is directed toward the creation of new materials that are simultaneously semiconducting and magnetic.
The academy, founded in 1780, is an international learned society composed of leading scientists, scholars, artists, business people and public leaders. It has 4,000 American fellows and 600 foreign honorary members.
Fellows and foreign honorary members are nominated and elected to the academy by current members. A broad-based membership, comprised of scholars and practitioners from mathematics, physics, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts, public affairs and business, gives the academy a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary studies and public policy research.
The academy will welcome this year’s 213 new fellows and foreign honorary members at its annual induction ceremony on Oct. 8 at the academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.
For more information contact: Robin Gerrow, Office of Public Affairs, 512-232-2145.