The new members are Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth of the chemical and biological engineering department and Professor Henry Kapteyn of the physics department.
Anseth and Kapteyn
bring the number of CU-Boulder
faculty members who have been elected to NAS
Anseth and Kapteyn were the only scientists from Colorado elected to NAS in 2013.
"I would like to congratulate professors Kristi Anseth and Henry Kapteyn on behalf of the university," said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano.
"This is among the highest honors a faculty member can receive, and Kristi and Henry
join a select group of faculty from across the country who are relied on by our government leaders to provide expert advice on matters of science and technology."
research interests include the development of new light sources at short wavelengths and their use to study dynamic processes in material and chemical systems.
primary collaborator and spouse, CU Distinguished Professor Margaret Murnane, are leading an international research team that has generated the first laser-like beams of X-rays from a tabletop device, an advance that promises fundamentally new capabilities in a broad range of areas including nanotechnology and medicine.
Kapteyn, who also is a fellow at JILA -- a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology -- is the 10th member of the CU-Boulder physics faculty to be elected to the prestigious academy.
has won a number of other awards, including the Ahmed Zewail Award
in Ultrafast Science and Technology (2009), the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize (2010), the R.W. Wood Prize (2010) and the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics (2012).
was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science