Chin, Fergus inducted as Electrochemical Society fellows

Published: Jan 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM
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From left: Bryan Chin and Jeffrey Fergus
From left: Bryan Chin and Jeffrey Fergus

Materials engineering faculty members Bryan Chin and Jeffrey Fergus have been named fellows of the Electrochemical Society, the leading professional organization for electrochemical and solid-state science researchers.

Fergus and Chin were among an elite group of 13 researchers from around the world inducted into the prestigious fellow program. Fellows are selected based on their technical contributions to the field of research and their involvement in the society’s activities.

“Being selected as a fellow of your professional organization is one of the highest honors a researcher can receive,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. “We are very proud of Bryan and Jeff’s contributions to their field of research and the college. Their recognition is well deserved, and it speaks to the quality of our faculty.”

Chin is the Breeden professor of materials engineering. He joined the Auburn faculty in 1981 after beginning his career in private industry. Chin is chair of the materials engineering program and directs the Materials Research and Education Center and the Auburn University Detection and Food Safety Center. He previously served as the university’s associate vice president for research.

Fergus is a professor of materials engineering and has been on the faculty at Auburn since 1992. He has served as the College of Engineering’s associate dean for program assessment and graduate studies since 2014.