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Patricia Thiel of Iowa State, Ames Laboratory elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Patricia Thiel of Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The election recognizes Thiel’s work in surface chemistry. The academy was established in 1780 and recognizes achievement in academia, business, government and public affairs. Its members have included Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Margaret Mead and Martin Luther King Jr.