Rogers Named MRS Fellow

Beckman Institute researcher John Rogers has been chosen by the Materials Research Society (MRS) as a member of its inaugural class of MRS Fellows.

Beckman Institute researcher John Rogers has been chosen by the Materials Research Society (MRS) as a member of its inaugural class of MRS Fellows.

According to the MRS Web site, the title of MRS Fellow honors members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research worldwide. The maximum number of new Fellow appointments each year is limited to 0.2% of the current MRS membership, so the honor is highly selective. Rogers will be honored during the MRS Spring Meeting March 24-28 in San Francisco.

Rogers, who is a member of Beckman's 3-D Micro and Nanosystems group, is a Founder Professor of Engineering in the University of Illinois departments of Materials Science and Engineering and of Chemistry. Rogers is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society and was named the winner of the Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award by Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, in 2007.

Rogers' research interests include carbon nanotubes and stretchable and flexible forms of single crystal silicon for electronics.