Mark Hersam Named US Science Envoy

Northwestern Engineering’s Mark Hersam has been selected as a US Science Envoy by the US Department of State. He began his yearlong service last month. As a US Science Envoy, Hersam will travel to Eastern Europe to stimulate cooperation in the area of emerging technologies.

“It is a great honor to be selected as a US Science Envoy for 2016,” said Hersam, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. “I anticipate opportunities to exchange ideas on how to accelerate the transition of fundamental scientific research to economic prosperity through education, entrepreneurship, and commercialization.”