Professor Frank Bates Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Frank Bates, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and member of IPrime's Microstructured Polymers program at the University of Minnesota, was named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy is one of the nations oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

Frank Bates joins Albert Einstein, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin among many other leaders in the sciences, the humanities, business and public affairs and the arts. Professor Bates' 2010 Academy classmates include comedian Steve Martin, CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour, actor Denzel Washington, and movie director Francis Ford Coppola.

Frank Bates becomes one of the few scientists who are members of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.