Many congratulations to Professor Mark Welland on his election to the Royal Society.
The Royal Society is the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, and has been at the forefront of enquiry and discovery since its foundation in 1660. The backbone of the Society is its Fellowship of the most eminent scientists of the day, elected by peer review for life and entitled to use FRS after their name.
This election is in recognition of Mark Welland as a world leader in nanotechnology and scanning probe microscopy. His achievements combine the development of new experimental tools for nanoscale characterization with the modelling of nano-scale properties, and an interdisciplinary approach to practical applications. His seminal contributions are internationally recognised, he leads an IRC, and he continues to be a fertile originator of new nano-scale science and technology.