Pittsburgh, PA,
17:08 PM

MEMS Professor Scott Mao honored by the Royal Society of Canada Academy of Science

Inductees selected based on their vast contributions to the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences

Scott Mao, recently retired John Swanson Endowed Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, represented Pitt across the northern border. 

Mao, who recently became a member of the Royal Society of Canada, was honored alongside new inductees at the society’s annual Celebration of Excellence and Engagement on Nov. 17 in Waterloo, Ontario for his world-leading research and pioneering work in plasticity, deformation physics, fracture mechanics of materials, and atomic-scale experimental mechanics. 

“It was truly an honor to be surrounded with some of the greatest minds in their respective fields,” Mao said. “Being inducted into this prestigious society is a testament to all our contributions to the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences.” 

Mao has written over 300 publications, including 230 journal papers with over 20 science, nature and nature-serials articles. He has achieved an international reputation in in-situ transmission electron microscopy and is among the most cited in the field. He has presented more than one hundred keynotes, plenary and invited talks in national/international conferences and symposiums, and serves as Editor in-Chief, and Editor of International Journal of Metallurgy and Metal Physics, and Advances in Materials Research respectively.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences, and The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The RSC recognizes excellence, advises the government and the larger society, and promotes a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.