Norman J. Wagner *89, Robert L. Pigford Chaired Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Center for Neutron Science at the University of Delaware, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Wagner was recognized “for understanding flow-induced microstructural transitions in complex liquids and invention of ballistic-resistant fabrics by strain-hardening suspensions, contributions to dynamics and rheology of complex fluids, including polymeric liquids, vesicles, and fiber suspensions.”

Other recently received honors include election as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2015), the Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology (2014), election as a fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (2014), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers PTF Thomas Baron Award (2013).

Wagner received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton in 1989 and his undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984. He was a NATO/NFS post-doctoral fellow in 1988 at the Universitat Konstanz in Germany and a director’s fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico in 1990. Wagner joined the faculty at the University of Delaware in 1991.