India, May 3 -- Chemist Mercouri Kanatzidis and mathematician Aaron Naber, faculty members in Northwestern University's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

Membership in the academy is one of the highest honors given to a scientist in the United States. Kanatzidis and Naber are among 120 new members and 24 international members elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

New members will be inducted at the academy's annual meeting next year.

Kanatzidis is the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry in Weinberg College and a senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.

An inorganic chemist, he has...