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Chen is a distinguished research professor in the UT Arlington Department of Materials Science & Engineering. He came to the UT Arlington College of Engineering in the fall 2011. He has been a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) since 1990.
TAMEST was founded in 2004 by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Nobel Laureates Michael Brown and the late Richard Smalley with the goal of providing broader recognition of the state's top achievers in medicine, engineering and science.
UT Arlington became eligible for TAMEST membership when Chen came on board the faculty since he is an NAE member.
TAMEST institutional membership is limited to Texas research institutions with Nobel Laureates or national academies members. UT Arlington becomes TAMEST’s 17th member institution.
TAMEST brings the state’s top scientific, academic and corporate minds together to further position Texas as a national research leader. TAMEST also hopes to foster the next generation of scientists and to increase the awareness and communication among the state’s best and brightest about research priorities for the future.
Since 2004, 87 TAMEST members have been inducted into the national academies or have relocated to Texas. Currently, more than 240 members of the national academies, including the state’s 10 Nobel Laureates, are members of TAMEST. Visit www.tamest.org for more information about TAMEST.
Dr. Stathis Meletis was invited and delivered a Plenary Lecture at the 8th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering, September 19-22, 2011.
In recognition of his contributions to the area of Surface Engineering, Dr. Stathis Meletis was invited and delivered a Plenary Lecture at the 8th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering, September 19-22, 2011, that was held in Dalian, China. Dr. Meletis’ lecture was entitled: “Self-assembled, Multifunctional Nanomaterials and Nanostructures Produced by Plasma-enhanced Deposition”. The conference attracted more than 900 researchers from all over the world. Dr. Meletis was also invited and visited the Dalian University of Technology and explored research collaboration and joint degree programs. (Prof. M.K. Lei, Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department is shown on the left of the photograph taken in front of the MSE Department).