Profs. Wilson and Seshadri Elected Fellows of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA)

Excellence in Research and Service

April 18, 2022
Professors Ram Seshadri (left) and Stephen Wilson (right)
Professors Ram Seshadri (left) and Stephen Wilson (right)

UC Santa Barbara materials professors Ram Seshadri and Stephen Wilson have been elected fellows of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA) for excellence in research and service to the neutron community. Founded in 1992, the NSSA has more than one thousand members worldwide who help promote neutron scattering research. Less than one percent of the membership is accorded the recognition of fellow every two years.

Seshadri has been a professor in UCSB’s departments of chemistry and biochemistry and materials since 2002. The Fred and Linda R. Wudl Professor of Materials Science and director of the Materials Research Laboratory, Seshadri’s research seeks to develop rational guidelines for the screening of known materials for useful function, leading to the creation of new functional material through the understanding and control of structure-composition-property relationships. His research group also aims to develop the tools to better establish the relationships.

Wilson was elected an NSSA fellow for “his insightful neutron research into highly correlated electron physics and his remarkable service to the neutron scattering community.” The associate chair of the Materials Department, associate director of the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI), and co-director of the National Science Foundation’s Quantum Foundry at UCSB, said that the recognition was a tremendous honor.