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Edwin L. “Ned” Thomas

Class of 2019-20

Edwin L. "Ned" Thomas
Edwin L. “Ned” Thomas

Ernest Dell Butcher Professor of Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Nanoengineering
Rice University

Thomas is known for his development of novel photonic materials and determination of the morphology of block copolymers. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. Thomas became an inaugural fellow of the Materials Society in 2008, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003, and a fellow of the American Physical Society in 1986. He received the High Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society in 1991 and the 1985 American Chemical Society’s Creative Polymer Chemist Award. Thomas will collaborate with faculty and students in the colleges of engineering and science.