Professor Nathalie Wall, Ph.D., from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering’s Nuclear Engineering Program, is a newly elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The AAAS recognizes distinguished scientific, engineering and innovation pioneers for their “achievements across disciplines, from research, teaching, and technology, to administration in academia, industry and government, to excellence in communicating and interpreting science to the public.”
Dr. Wall’s current research provides support for the fields of nuclear waste management and nuclear forensics. The AAAS recognized Dr. Wall for her distinguished contribution to the field of radiochemistry – particularly her experimental work on the fate of radionuclides in the environment.
“I want to extend my most sincere appreciation to those who nominated me for this fellowship,” said Dr. Wall. “I was, all at the same time, thrilled, humbled and greatly honored when I received the news. This award represents a huge milestone for my career, and I am grateful that this honor also reflects the excellent work performed in the UF Nuclear Engineering program and the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.”
Newly elected fellows receive a certificate and a gold and blue Fellowship rosette pin at the AAAS Annual Meeting, with the gold representing science and blue representing engineering.
Dr. Wall will join UF President Kent Fuchs, Ph.D., and Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Dean Cammy Abernathy, Ph.D., among several other UF honorees, as an AAAS Fellow.