Kotov elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

One of 261 new members, Kotov joins the Academy membership, which dates back to 1780 and includes world leaders across a variety of disciplines.
Kotov elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Professor Nicholas Kotov

ChE Professor Nicholas Kotov, who has a courtesy appointment with MSE, was one of four U-M faculty members and 261 new members nationwide elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The announcement was made on April 28.

Kotov is the Irving Langmuir Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering, and professor of chemical engineering, of materials science and engineering, and of macromolecular science and engineering. He is known for the body of work advancing biomimetic nanostructures for use as ultrastrong nanocomposites and battery components.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors accomplishments and leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy, and research. According to the Academy's website: "Academy members are world leaders in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy, and public affairs. They are based across the United States and around the world. [This year's] elected members join with other experts to explore challenges facing society, identify solutions, and promote nonpartisan recommendations that advance the public good."

Since its founding in 1780, the Academy has elected 13,500 members, including Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Margaret Mead, Martin Luther King Jr., Joan Baez, Nelson Mandala, Milton Friedman, and Stephen Hawking. Fellow members of the Class of 2022 include novelist Salman Rushdie and actor Glenn Close.

From all of us in MSE: Congratulations, Nick!