Ray Baughman received a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in the Materials Science area from Harvard University. Upon graduation he went to Allied Chemical, which later became AlliedSignal and then Honeywell. In August 2001, he became the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Director of NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas in Dallas in August 2001, after 31 years in industry.
He is a Member of The National Academy of Engineering and The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas; a Fellow of the American Physical Society; an Academician of The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; an Honorary Professor of three universities in China; and is on editorial and advisory boards of Science, the International Journal of Nanoscience, and the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
Ray has 58 US patents and over 290 publications with over 11,500 citations. He has received the Chemical Pioneer Award of the American Institute of Chemists (1995), the Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering (1996), the New Materials Innovation Prize of the Avantex International Forum for Innovative Textiles (2005), Nano 50 Awards from Nanotech Briefs Magazine for Carbon Nanotube Sheets and Yarns (2006) and for Fuel Powered Artificial Muscles (2007), the NanoVic Prize from Australia (2006), the Scientific American Magazine 50 recognition for outstanding technological leadership (2006), the CSIRO Metal for Research Achievement (2006), Chancellor’s Entrepreneurship and Invention Award (2007), 21 for the 21st Century award (2007), the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award of Carnegie Mellon University (2007), and the Kapitza Metal of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (2007).
Speaking in the symposium on Carbon Nano Structures & Devices.