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Meyya Meyyappan

NASA Ames Research Center
Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology
Meyya Meyyappan is Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. He has authored over 380 articles in peer-reviewed journals and made over 250 Invited/Keynote/Plenary Talks. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ECS, AVS, MRS, AIChE, ASME and National Academy of Inventors.  For his contributions and leadership in nanotechnology, he has received numerous awards including: a Presidential Meritorious Award; NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal; IEEE Judith Resnick Award; IEEE-USA Harry Diamond Award; AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award; IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology; Sir Monty Finniston Award by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK); IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award; AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award; IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Merit Award; AVS Plasma Prize. For his sustained contributions to nanotechnology, he was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame in 2009. He has received Honorary Doctorate from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.