UCLA professor Paul Weiss has been elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering as one of two new international fellows. The ceremony took place in Ottawa on June 26.

The Canadian Academy of Engineering is the national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. Members are nominated and elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements and service.

Weiss holds a UC Presidential Chair and is a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, as well as a distinguished professor of materials science and engineering.

Weiss explores the ultimate limits of miniaturization, designing, assembling, and operating the world’s smallest switches and motors, including developing and applying both the tools to place single molecules and assemblies in controlled chemical environments, adding the chemical dimension to nanolithography and revolutionary new nanoscale analysis tools that enable the measurement of structure, function, and spectra with submolecular resolution.

The journal he founded, ACS Nano, has, in only nine years, risen to 18th most cited in all fields. Weiss is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, the American Vacuum Society, the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and an honorary fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society.

He is among nine prominent nanoscientists who last year concluded that nanoscience is poised to make important contributions in many areas in the coming decade, including health care, electronics, energy, food and water.

Read more about Weiss on his website.