Catz Fellow Elected to the American Academy

Catz Fellow Elected to the American Academy

Peter Edwards, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Fellow of St Catherine's, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a Foreign Honorary Member.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of America's most prestigious honorary societies, and is a leading centre for independent policy research. The Academy provides advice to decision-makers in government, academia, and the private sector. Professor Edwards joins the Academy’s accomplished membership of 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members.

Professor Edwards is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was awarded the Royal Society's Hughes Medal in 2003 ‘for his distinguished work as a solid state chemist’.

Commenting on his election to the American Academy he said: 'This really is a dream for me to receive such a tremendous honour. I am absolutely delighted and feel truly privileged to be elected to the Academy.'