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Professor Carol K. Hall Named an AAAS Fellow

This article is a modified version of an article written by Ms. Kathi McBlief, Web Communications Manager in the College of Engineering Dean’s Office.

Professor Carol Hall
Professor Carol K. Hall

Dr. Carol K. Hall, the Camille Dreyfus Distinguished University Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of journal science.

According to the AAAS web site, “Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues…

“In a tradition stretching back to 1874, these individuals are recognized for their extraordinary achievements across disciplines.” AAAS has individual members in more than 91 countries around the globe.

Prof. Hall was elected for her distinguished contributions to the field of thermodynamics using statistical methods and computer simulation methods to solve engineering problems involving macromolecules and complex fluids. The common theme running through her research is the principle that macroscopic-scale properties are a reflection of molecular behavior.

Hall was one of the first women to be appointed to a chemical engineering faculty in the United States. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the AIChE and the American Physical Society. Only small percentages of engineers and scientists are selected as Fellows of one technical society.

Prof. Hall earned her B.S. degree in physics from Cornell University and her Ph.D. degree in physics from Stony Brook University. She joined the NC State faculty in 1985.  Her election as a Fellow will be recognized at the 2020 AAAS annual meeting.