Chemist named as a AAAS Fellow

Aurora Clark.Professor Aurora Clark and three other WSU colleagues were recently elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a high honor recognizing their contributions to science and technology.

Clark’s research includes modeling of complex, multicomponent solutions, providing the basic science needed to help solve many industrial problems. Her work has helped in development of remediation strategies for the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington. To understand such complex problems, Clark has developed methods that integrate applied mathematics and chemistry to extract new information from modeling data – this includes the study of networks of interactions between molecules using similar approaches to internet search engines.

She is also the director of the WSU Center for Institutional Research Computing and deputy director of the U.S. Department of Energy IDREAM Energy Frontier Research Center at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

In 2019, a total of 443 scholars from a range of disciplines were chosen by their peers on the Council of AAAS to become new Fellows. They will receive official certificates and rosette pins in a ceremony on Feb. 15, 2020, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle.

Top image: Aurora Clark.

Read about all four WSU fellows at WSU Insider