College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Richard LeSar named an AAAS Fellow

For his work advancing materials science, statistics, animal science and biophysics, Richard LeSar, the Lynn Gleason Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is one of four Iowa State researchers to have been named 2014 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

LeSar, who is also a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, is being honored “For pioneering work in modeling and understanding molecular solids under high pressures, and in applying simulations and theory to understand and predict dislocation behavior.”

His current work focuses on using computational methods to study the properties of materials, ranging from multiscale models of plasticity to developing new strategies for multiscale design.

Read the full list of 2014 Fellows here.