Lyding elected as AAAS Fellow

In December 2014 CSL faculty member Joseph Lyding, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, was one of six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members to be elected 2014 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Lyding was honored for distinguished contributions in nanotechnology and discovery of the giant deuterium isotope effect. Lyding developed scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) hardware and techniques that are used in labs around the world to study materials and devices at the atomic scale, and he also discovered that deuterium could be used to extend the life of computer chips.

Lyding earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1983 and joined the Illinois faculty in 1984. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Vacuum Society and IEEE, and has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to STM and nanotechnology. He is affiliated with the Beckman Institute at Illinois.