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Debenedetti Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Pablo Debenedetti, Class of 1950 Professor and Vice Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), as announced in a press release issued earlier this week.  The NAS, established by a Congressional act signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the public good.  Its charter commits the NAS to provide scientific advice to any Government department “whenever called upon”.  Members are elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research; a maximum of 84 members may be elected annually, and membership is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.  For more information, see the news story on the Princeton University homepage.