Xiao Cheng Zeng elected AAAS fellow

Released on 10/30/2007, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., October 30th, 2007 —

Xiao Cheng Zeng, university professor of chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

This year, 471 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin Feb. 16 at the Fellows Forum during the AAAS annual meeting in Boston.

Zeng, a member of the UNL faculty since 1993, was elected in the Section on Chemistry for distinguished contributions to the field of computational and theoretical chemistry, particularly for predictions of novel structures of nano-ice, silicon nanotubes and clusters, and gold clusters. He is one of 18 UNL scientists who are AAAS fellows.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (www.aaas.org) is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.

CONTACT: Xiao Cheng Zeng, University Professor, Chemistry, (402) 472-9894