Ray Baughman#

Ray Baughman
Membership Number:4459
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2001 - present Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Director of the NanoTech Institute, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Honeywell International (formerly called Allied Signal, Allied, and Allied Chemical during the below periods)
    • 1990 - 2001 Corporate Fellow
    • 1978 - 1990 Manager
    • 1974 - 1978 Group Leader
    • 1970 - 1973 Staff Scientist

Fields of Scholarship
  • Artificial muscles
  • Energy storage, conversion, and harvesting
  • Solid-state polymerization
  • The science and technology of electrochemical devices, from sensors and fuel cells to batteries, supercapacitors, and actuators
  • Theoretical and experimental studies of novel known and unknown forms of carbon
  • Materials with extreme and rare properties
  • The science and technology of nanomaterials
  • Highly conducting organic polymers
  • The self-assembly, properties, and applications of photonic crystals
  • Nanomaterials processing

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Fellow National Academy of Inventors
  • 2015 Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences
  • 2015 R&D 100 Gold Award for Market Disruptor (for discoveries on polymer artificial muscles and their commercialization)
  • 2015 Tech Titans Technology Inventors Award (awarded for the impact of inventions on society)
  • 2013 The Carbon Award of the American Carbon Society "for contributions in Carbon Material Science and Technology"
  • 2012 Award of the European Network on Artificial Muscles for Pioneering Work on Artificial Muscles (Potsdam, Germany)
  • 2010 Honorable Yang Shixiang Professor of Nankai University
  • 2010 Honorable Tang Aoqing Professor of Jilin University
  • 2010 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2008 Member Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas
  • 2008 Member National Academy of Engineering
  • 2007 Distinguished Achievement Award of Carnegie Mellon Univ., for "a lifetime of distinguished achievement and leadership"
  • 2006 NanoVic Prize (Australia) for science and technology leading to commercially applicable carbon nanotube sheets and yarns
  • 2006 CSIRO Metal for Technical Achievement (CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency)
  • 2005 New Materials Innovation Prize, Avantex International Forum for Innovative Textiles (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • 1997 Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 1997 Kapitza Metal of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 1996 Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering (American Chemical Society)
  • 1995 Chemical Pioneer Award of the American Institute Of Chemists
  • 1981 Fellow of American Physical Society

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