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Professor Velev Selected as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society

Professor Orlin Velev has been selected as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). Fellows are, “outstanding members whose sustained and distinguished contributions to the advancement of materials research are internationally recognized……….”

Orlin has established a record of innovative research in the area of nanostructures with electrical and photonic functionality, biosensors, microfluidics and nanomanufacturing. He’s the first to synthesize “inverse opals”, one of the most widely studied types of photonic materials today. Velev also pioneered techniques for making novel nanoparticle materials, Janus particles, rod-like particles and responsive foams. Technologies based on his research have formed the basis of two Research Triangle Area startup companies, Xanofi and Benanova.

Professor Velev now has the distinction of being named a Fellow in two professional societies: the Materials Research Society and the American Chemical Society. Only small percentages of engineers and scientists are selected as Fellows of one technical society.

Congratulations Professor Velev!