Congratulations to Professor Bradley Chmelka who has been elected to The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). Professor Chmelka was one of twelve new members elected to the academy this year, and one of only two foreign members.
IVA is an independent academy, founded in 1919, and was the first engineering science academy in the world. The Academy comprises 1300 Swedish and foreign elected fellows. IVA aims to influence societal development and policy making through knowledge transfer activities and projects.
Professor Chmelka’s research in the area of nanoscience and technology explores new materials for energy applications. His research seeks to understand, at a molecular level, the fabrication and functions of new catalysts, structural materials, optoelectronic and electrochemical materials, porous ceramics, heterogeneous polymers, and biominerals. He specializes in developing and applying multi-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy measurements to characterize the atomic scale compositions, structures, and interactions in complex materials and processes.