Sandia researchers Dave
Haaland and David Myers have been elected Fellows of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon
AAAS members by their peers.
Haaland was cited for “distinguished contributions in the area of chemometrics
and spectral imaging, especially in the application of multivariate spectral
His work helps materials researchers to simultaneously use many frequencies
of light to perform more accurate analyses. His collaborative work in spectral
imaging has also dramatically expanded the capabilities of research fluorescence
microscopes to obtain more information from images of subcellular structures
in live human, animal and plant cells.
Myers was cited for “contributions to the science, management, and early
application of ion implantation, lattice-mismatched heteroepitaxy, and micro-electro-mechanical
systems for commercial and national-security applications.”
He was a major contributor in the early development, maturation and eventual
commercialization of the science and technology of ion implantation, especially
as applied to strained-layer semiconductors for national security applications.
Strained-layer semiconductors have become the basis for the world’s fastest
transistors and integrated circuits as well as for vertical-cavity lasers, photodetectors
and photonic systems. Later as a program manager he also contributed to the
maturation of these technologies, as well as to microelectromechanical systems
for national security applications.
This year, AAAS steering committees have elected 531 members because of their
scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
The tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874.
New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue
(representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday,
Feb. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2010 AAAS Annual
Meeting in San Diego.