François Baneyx Elected to the AAAS Filed Under: AwardsNews FÃ©licitation Ã François Baneyx, who was just named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Baneyx, professor of chemical engineering and of bioengineering and MolES faculty member, is honored for his contributions in biotechnology and biological nanotechnology. Baneyx studies protein folding and manipulates cellular pathways to make protein production simple, efficient and inexpensive. He also designs proteins that can make and assemble inorganic structures for applications ranging from vaccine production to bio-sensing and next-generation electronics. Baneyx served as director of the UW's Center for Nanotechnology from 2005 to 2013. He earned a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and has taught at the UW since 1992.