Professor Renata Wentzcovitch (MSI Fellow; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science) has been named to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is one of 198 newly elected members of the Academy who will be inducted in October 2013. More details can be found on the University News site.
Professor Wentzcovitch has been a Principal Investigator at MSI for many years and has been a Fellow since 2001. She and her research group are investigating problems in the area of computational mineral physics. They use MSI resources for the large-scale, first-principles calculations involved in studies of the magnetic, thermodynamics, and thermal-elastic properties of solids, primarily minerals. The group is also involved in developing software that can be used for distributed computing on the internet.