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Weiss elected Fellow of APS
January 25, 1999

Robert A. Weiss, a professor of chemical engineering and an expert in polymers, has been elected a Fellow of The American Physical Society, an honor accorded to only a select number of scientists each year.

Weiss, who joined the UConn faculty in 1981, was elected to the prestigious group for his work in the area of viscoelastic and phase equilibria in high polymers, especially ionometric and liquid crystalline high polymers.

Polymers are long chain molecules that comprise plastics, rubber, and other materials.

Founded in 1899, the APS is an international association of more than 40,000 scientists, dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics.

Weiss has been a member of the APS for more than a decade.

Each year, nearly 400 members are nominated for election as fellows of the APS. The nominations are reviewed by three separate groups, and fellowships are awarded to those scientists whose work has contributed to the advancement of physics through independent, original research, or who have rendered some other special service to the cause of the sciences.

Richard Veilleux