Cava elected as Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London
By Tien Nguyen, Department of Chemistry
Friday, Apr. 29, 2016
Robert Cava, the Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry, has been elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London.
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists. The Society’s goals include promoting, recognizing and supporting excellent science as well as fostering global scientific collaboration. Only ten Foreign Members are elected from the world’s scientists each year, selected for the eminence of their scientific contributions. Cava will be welcomed to the Society at Admission Day on Friday, July 15.
His research is in the chemistry of materials as it relates to materials physics, emphasizing the relationships between chemistry, bonding, crystal structure, and the electronic and magnetic properties of non-molecular solids. The solid state chemistry and properties of superconductors, magnetic materials, thermoelectrics, topological insulators, Dirac and Weyl semimetals, geometrically frustrated magnets and correlated electron systems are of particular current interest.