Orlando Auciello of the U.S.
Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded the
distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science
(AAAS). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their
This year 486 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their
scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue
(representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday,
Feb. 14, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2009 AAAS Annual
Meeting in Chicago.
This year's AAAS Fellows were announced in the AAAS News & Notes section
of the journal Science on Dec. 19, 2008.
As part of the Materials Science Division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials
at the laboratory, Auciello was elected as an AAAS Fellow for outstanding technical
accomplishments in the science and technology of thin films and for distinguished
service to the materials research profession.
He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Institute "Dr.
Balseiro" (National University of Cuyo and Atomic Energy Commission, Argentina
) with a thesis on basic physics of ion interaction with solids. After graduation,
he held various academic and industrial positions in Canada and the United States
before coming to Argonne.
Auciello is a member of several scientific societies, author or co-author in
about 450 publications, and co-author in fifteen patents on different subjects
from electrodes for non-volatile ferroelectric memories to field emission cathodes
for flat panel displays and other devices. He is an editor of 18 books on the
science and technology of ion, plasma and laser interaction with solids and
the science and technology of thin films. He is co-editor of the book series
Multifunctional Thin Films published by Springer.
He is the recipient of several Awards, including:
- 2003 Hispanic Engineering Award, for contributions to the science of thin
- 2003 and 2008 R&D 100 Award for the UNCD technology.
- 2006 Federation of National Laboratories Award for co-founding Advanced
Diamond Technology to commercialize the UNCD technology invented at Argonne.
- 2007 “Professor Honoris Causa” from the University of Córdoba-Argentina.
- 2008 University of Chicago Distinguished Performance Award.
The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. Currently, members can be considered
for the rank of Fellow if nominated by the steering groups of the association's
24 sections, or by any three Fellows who are current AAAS members (so long as
two of the three sponsors are not affiliated with the nominee's institution),
or by the AAAS chief executive officer.
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