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Two Sandia researchers elected AAAS Fellows

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia researchers Dave Haaland and David Myers have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Haaland was cited for “distinguished contributions in the area of chemometrics and spectral imaging, especially in the application of multivariate spectral analysis techniques.”

His work helps materials researchers to simultaneously use many frequencies of light to perform more accurate analyses. His collaborative work in spectral imaging has also dramatically expanded the capabilities of research fluorescence microscopes to obtain more information from images of subcellular structures in live human, animal and plant cells.

Myers was cited for “contributions to the science, management, and early application of ion implantation, lattice-mismatched heteroepitaxy, and micro-electro-mechanical systems for commercial and national-security applications.”

He was a major contributor in the early development, maturation and eventual commercialization of the science and technology of ion implantation, especially as applied to strained-layer semiconductors for national security applications. Strained-layer semiconductors have become the basis for the world’s fastest transistors and integrated circuits as well as for vertical-cavity lasers, photodetectors and photonic systems. Later as a program manager he also contributed to the maturation of these technologies, as well as to microelectromechanical systems for national security applications.

This year, AAAS steering committees have elected 531 members because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874.

New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Sandia National Laboratories is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

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