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Jessica Winter Named AAAS Fellow

Jessica WinterJessica Winter, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering as well as biomedical engineering, is one of three Ohio State University faculty elected among the newest class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Winter received the honor for distinguished contributions in the field of chemical and biomedical engineering, particularly the synthesis and development of magnetic quantum dots for cell imaging and separations.

Winter is an established leader in nanobiotechnology through the development of magnetic quantum dots for cell and molecular separations. Her primary research interest is the exploration of the relationship between nanoparticles and biological elements, an area that has been continuously expanding beyond applications in health care. 

Named TechColumbus’ Inventor of the Year in 2013 and Ohio State’s Early Inventor of the Year in 2012, Winter’s other research interests include cell and tissue engineering and neural prosthetics.

Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. New Fellows will be welcomed in a ceremony at the AAAS annual meeting in San Jose, Calif., in February.

“This worldwide recognition of our faculty by their peers underscores their many contributions to society in disciplines from chemistry and crop science to entomology and pathology,” said Ohio State President Michael V. Drake. “Our researchers continue to push the boundaries of their scholarship and teaching to improve lives and solve problems of global significance.”

In all, 401 members have received the honor this year in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society. The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874.