Rasaiah Honored as American Physical Society Fellow

Contact: David Munson 581-3777; Jayendran Rasaiah 581-1179

UMaine professor Jayendran C. Rasaiah was recently recognized for his many contributions to eletrolyte theory and thermodynamics research when he was elected by his peers into Fellowship of the American Physical Society (APS).

No more than one-half of one percent of APS members are elected to Fellowship, which recognizes those members who have made truly outstanding contributions to the field of physics. Founded in 1899, APS has more than 43,000 members.

A professor in the Department of Chemistry for more than 30 years, Rasaiah’s research interests include theoretical and computer simulation studies of the structure and dynamics of liquids, nanotubes, and confined systems. Rasaiah is both a professor of chemistry and a cooperating professor of physics at UMaine, and has received numerous other honors during his long career.

Rasaiah will be recognized in the March, 2006 issue of APS News, as well as on the APS website at http://www.aps.org