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Guyana-Born Professor Receives One Of The World’s Highest Professional Distinctions in The Field of Engineering

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Guyana-Born Professor Receives One Of The World’s Highest Professional Distinctions in The Field of Engineering

The list of accomplishments that Professor Lynden Archer, a native of Guyana, has made over the past 20 years is remarkable.

Archer is James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Cornell University. He started working at Cornell 2000 and 10 years later he was appointed director of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

Here some other list of notable accomplishments

  • Earned a B.S. in chemical engineering (polymer science) from the University of Southern California in 1989
  • Received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University in 1993.
  • During the period 1993-94 he was a postdoctoral member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories.
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • AICHE MAC Centennial Engineer Awardee
  • James & Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Awardee
  • The National Science Foundation Early Career Awardee
  • DuPont & 3M Young Professor Awardee

This month, Archer earned another distinguish award when her was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his advances in nanoparticle-polymer hybrid materials and in electrochemical energy storage technologies.

The note of Cornell University website states

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

Listen to an interview that he gave for a featured story “Profile Of A Scientist: Building A Better Battery” in 2016

Congratulations to Professor Lynden Archer, all Guyanese are proud of you.

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