International Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Professor Paul Weiss has been elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) as an international fellow.

Weiss was one of two first ever International Fellows and among 50 Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) on June 26, 2017 at a ceremony held in conjunction with the Academy’s 2017 Annual General Meeting and Symposium in Ottawa, Canada. 

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(From left) CAE President Douglas Ruth with Professor Paul Weiss at the induction ceremony.  Weiss toasts Canada at the reception following the ceremony. (Jordan P. Wiens, photographer)

From the CAE citation: “Paul Weiss explores the ultimate limits of miniaturization, designing, assembling, and operating the world’s smallest switches and motors, including developing and applying both the tools to place single molecules and assemblies in controlled chemical environments, adding the chemical dimension to nanolithography and revolutionary new nanoscale analysis tools that enable the measurement of structure, function, and spectra with submolecular resolution. He has been honoured by many organizations, including the American Chemical Society, the American Physics Society and the AAAS. He has contributed to Canada through invited lectures and hosting Canadian Fulbright Chairs.”

At the induction ceremony CAE president Douglas Ruth said, “We welcome the new Fellows, who are all engineers of outstanding abilities. While they have widely varying backgrounds, what they all have in common is the demonstrated ability to go beyond the normal practice of engineering and contribute in exemplary ways towards their fields and to their communities. We expect great achievements through their participation in the Academy’s activities. In our past, Fellows of the Academy have produced major studies in the fields of education, energy and innovation; we look forward as to how these new Fellows will explore new and exciting areas of engineering and their impact on public policy.” 

An independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987, the CAE is the national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. Members of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers to honorary Fellowships, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.

Weiss holds a UC Presidential Chair and is a distinguished professor of chemistry & biochemistry and of materials science & engineering at UCLA. Before coming to UCLA, he was a distinguished professor of chemistry and physics at Pennsylvania State University, where he began his academic career in 1989.   

Weiss is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, the American Vacuum Society, the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and an honorary fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society. 

To learn more about Weiss’ research, visit his website.