MolES faculty members elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences Filed Under: AwardsNews Chemistry Professors Alshakim Nelson and Munira Khalil are among the 38 new members selected to join the Washington State Academy of Sciences in recognition of their outstanding record of scientific and technical achievements. As members of the academy, they will work to work to bring the best available science to bear on issues within Washington state. The academy was created in 2005. The more than 300 elected members provide expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy making and work to increase the role and visibility of science in Washington State. Munira Khalil, Leon C. Johnson Professor and Chair of Chemistry, University of Washington is recognized for developing new spectroscopy tools for measuring energy flow in molecules and materials with high spatial and temporal resolution. Alshakim Nelson, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington, is recognized for exceptional contributions to the development of synthetic polymers and nanomaterials for self-assembly and advanced manufacturing with application in sustainability, medicine, and microelectronics. New members will be inducted at the 14th annual members’ meeting on September 16, 2021. Read the full WSAS press release here.