Newswise — Joseph Stroscio, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Stroscio was elected as an AAAS fellow as part of the Physics Section for his “distinguished contributions to the fields of surface and condensed matter physics, particularly for the development and application of scanning tunneling microscopy.”

This year, 503 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a rosette pin on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the AAAS Fellows Forum held from 8 to 10 a.m. during the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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