Professor Arthur Carty, Inaugural Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, has been honoured as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Carty will be officially inducted as a Fellow at the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting on February 13th in Washington, DC.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, founded in 1848 is the world’s largest general scientific society and the publisher of the high impact journal Science. The mission of AAAS is to “advance science and serve society”. Election as a fellow is an honour bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognised for their meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.
Carty is cited for his enlightened scientific leadership, his seminal role as science advisor to governments and his contributions to organometallic chemistry.
“For a scientist there is no greater reward than to be recognised for one’s work by peers” Carty said. “I am truly delighted to become a Fellow of the AAAS.”
Carty is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada.