Greg Hartland, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Fellows are selected for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of chemical sciences.
Joining the Notre Dame faculty in 1994, Hartland is a physical/analytical chemist whose research involves studies of how size, shape, and composition affect the properties of nanomaterials, and how they interact with their environment. He is best known for the development of transient absorption microscopy, a technique that allows single nanoparticles to studied with ultrafast (a few hundred femtosecond) time resolution.
In addition to this new honor, Hartland is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society. He is also a Senior Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, which is the largest chemistry journal in terms of numbers of papers in the world, and is on the editorial advisory board of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Established in 1841, the Royal Society of Chemistry has over 51,000 members around the world. The purpose of the organization to foster growth and application of chemical society by the dissemination of chemical knowledge; to serve in an advisory role for the public in matters relating to the science and practice of chemistry; and to established, uphold and advance the standards of qualification, competence, and conduct of those who practice chemistry as a profession.