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Yuebing Zheng, an assistant professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, was recently honored as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). 

The Royal Society of Chemistry, founded in 1841, is the United Kingdom’s professional body for chemical scientists and the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. The Royal Society of Chemistry partners with industry and academia, promotes collaboration and innovation, advises governments on policy and promotes the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science. The FRSC designation is given to a group of elected Fellows who have made outstanding contributions to chemical science. 

Achieving Fellow status in the chemical profession denotes to the wider community a high level of accomplishment as a professional chemist. Eligibility for Fellow status applies to applicants who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences, or to the advancement of the chemical sciences as a profession, or have been distinguished in the management of a chemical services organization. The Royal Society of Chemistry awards only a handful of distinguished professionals every year with this title. 

Yuebing Zheng's research focuses on materials science and engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from The Pennsylvania State University in 2010. From 2010 to 2013, Zheng was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California - Los Angeles. He now heads a research group that innovates optical nanotechnologies for health, energy, manufacturing and national security. Dr. Zheng’s previous awards include the 2018 Materials Today Rising Star Award, 2017 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, 2017 NASA Early Career Faculty Award, 2017 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2015 3M Non-Tenured faculty Award, and the 2014 Beckman Young Investigator Award.

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