Vela one of seven scientist honored

Javier Vela is one of seven researchers at Iowa State University being recognized by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), for his work.

The goal of Vela’s research is to design powerful and widely applicable synthetic strategies – across molecular, nano, and bulk scales – that enable the effective incorporation of new materials into energy conversion and catalytic technologies. He has also helped develop a more diverse and inclusive scientific workforce by working with young scientists and engineers, from high school students to postdoctoral scholars.

The new class of AAAS fellows will be announced in the Nov. 29 issue of the journal Science.

The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science and other journals. The association was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million people.