Ray Baughman is the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Director of NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas after 31 years in industry. He received a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in the Materials Science area from Harvard University. He is a Member of The National Academy of Engineering and The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas; a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry; an Academician of The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; an Honorary Professor of four universities in China; and is on editorial and advisory boards of Science, Materials Research Letters, the International Journal of Nanoscience, and the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Dr. Baughman has 70 US patents and over 310 refereed publications with over 18,100 citations. He has received the Chemical Pioneer Award of the American Institute of Chemists (1995), the Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering (1996), the New Materials Innovation Prize of the Avantex International Forum for Innovative Textiles (2005), Nano 50 Awards from Nanotech Briefs Magazine for Carbon Nanotube Sheets and Yarns (2006) and for Fuel Powered Artificial Muscles (2007), the NanoVic Prize from Australia (2006), the Scientific American Magazine 50 recognition for outstanding technological leadership (2006), the CSIRO Metal for Research Achievement (2006), the Chancellor’s Entrepreneurship and Invention Award (2007), 21 for the 21st Century award (2007), the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award of Carnegie Mellon University (2007), the Kapitza Metal of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (2007), and the honorary 2010 Graffin Lectureship of the American Carbon Society. Listed 30th in the Top 100 Material Scientists of the Decade (2000-2010). In 2010, he became the Honorable Yang Shixiang Professor of Nankai University and the Honorable Tang Aoqing Professor of Jilin University.
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