Longtime University of New Mexico Professor C. Jeffrey Brinker was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
A distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Brinker joined Sandia National
Laboratories as a member of the technical staff in 1979 and was appointed distinguished member of the technical staff and National Laboratory Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at UNM in 1991.
From 1999 to 2019, he was jointly employed by UNM and Sandia.
“We are extremely proud to now have a National Academy of Sciences member among our ranks in the School of Engineering,” said Christos Christodoulou, Jim and Ellen King Dean of Engineering and Computing. “Jeff has made an amazing impact in his field, and this recognition is well-deserved.”
He is internationally known for his work in advanced materials, pioneering a method for making inorganic materials molecule by molecule. In 2010, he was one of the leaders of a $6 million funding partnership with the National Cancer Institute Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer and the state of New Mexico.
Distinguished professor emeritus C. Jeffrey Brinker, a longtime joint employee of the University of New Mexico and Sandia National Labs, is seen at work in his laboratory in this file photo. He was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences.