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Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Four Washington State University faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. New members are accepted in recognition of their outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington.

The new WSU members are:

  • Amit Bandyopadhyay, Herman and Brita Lindholm endowed chair and professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. A holder of 15 U.S. patents, Bandyopadhyay is an expert in materials and advanced manufacturing with a special emphasis on additive manufacturing and biomaterials for bone disorders.
  • Susmita Bose, Herman and Brita Lindholm endowed chair and professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Bose combines the fields of chemistry, bioengineering, materials science, and advanced manufacturing, especially 3D printing, and is a leader in the use of technology to improve human health.
  • Douglas Call, professor of Molecular Epidemiology. Call researches antimicrobial resistance, which is widely considered to be a leading public health challenge of the 21st century. His work is helping clarify how environmental factors contribute to selection and maintenance of this resistance in human and animal populations.
  • Jonathan Yoder, professor in the School of Economic Sciences and director of the State of Washington Water Research Center. Yoder is an internationally renowned economist whose applied economic approaches provide an evidence-based foundation for environmental and natural resource policy.

The WSU faculty and nine other new members bring the total number of academy members to 267. They will be inducted during the academy’s tenth annual symposium Sept. 14 at the Seattle Museum of Flight.


Media contact:

Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer, 509-335-4846,

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