National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Member

Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.

Application/Nomination information: Nominations are restricted to members.
Agency deadline: Provided to nominators.
Additional information: NAS website

Illinois Recipients

*denotes alumni

RecipientDepartmentAward Year
David Aspnes*Physics1998
Robert Austin*Physics1999
Renee BaillargeonPsychology2015
Gordon Baym^Physics1982
Peter Beak^Chemistry2003
Arnold Beckman*Chemistry1999
May BerenbaumEntomology1994
Kathryn Bock^Psychology2015
John Carbon*Biochemistry1986
David CeperleyPhysics2006
Alfred Cho*Electronic Engineering1985
Joanne Chory*Plant Biology1999
Robert Collier*Microbial Biology1991
John CronanMicrobiology and Biochemistry2017
Gary DellPsychology2015
Scott DenmarkChemistry2018
Sidney Drell*Physics1969
Ernest Eliel*Chemistry1972
Stephen Elledge*Medical Genetics, Hematology, and Oncology 2003
Eduardo FradkinPhysics2013
Elaine Fuchs*Cellular and Developmental Biology1996
Nigel GoldenfeldPhysics2010
Steve Granick^Materials Science & Engineering2015
Martin GruebeleChemistry2013
Karl Hess^Electrical & Computer Engineering2003
Nick Holonyak, Jr.^*Electrical & Computer Engineering1984
Icko Iben^Astronomy1985
Jiri Jonas^Chemistry1985
Susan Kieffer^Geology1986
Miles Klein^Physics1998
Anthony LeggettPhysics1997
Stephen LongPlant Biology; Crop Sciences2019
Douglas Melton*Cellular and Developmental Biology1995
Jeffrey MooreChemistry2017
Catherine MurphyChemistry2015
Donald OrtPlant Biology2017
Norman Pace*Microbial Biology 1991
Gary ParkerGeology and Civil & Environmental Engineering2017
Alfred Redfield*Physics1979
Gene RobinsonInstitute for Genomic Biology2005
Phillip Sharp*Cellular and Developmental Biology1983
Dale Van HarlingenPhysics2003
Ralph Wolfe^Microbiology1981