Every year, the number of new Fellows is capped at 0.2% of the current total number of professional members of the Materials Research Society. The inaugural class of MRS Fellows was announced in 2008. Paolo Samorì is the first scientist from Strasbourg, and the third in France (after Clément Sanchez in 2012 and George Malliaras in 2017), to receive this distinction.
The MRS was founded in 1973 in the United States and brings together more than 11,200 members from over 90 countries worldwide. Its purpose is to promote the advancement of research and technology in the interdisciplinary area of materials science in order to improve the quality of life. MRS Fellows are members whose contributions enjoy international recognition.
For further information on Paolo Samorì’s research, see also the university article Graphene as a detective to unravel molecular self-assembly (in French) or Boosting the electrical performance of 2D materials with molecular bridges (link to English translation).