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Professor Awarded Third Doctor of Honoris Causa

Posted Nov. 7, 2010

Congratulations to Dr. Mietek Jaroniec, who was awarded a Doctor of Honoris Causa title from the Military University of Technology (MUT) in Warsaw, Poland.  The honorary degree, approved by the MUT senate on January 28, 2010, was awarded in a ceremony held on October 4.

The ceremony, also held to inaugurate the new academic year, was ended with a lecture by Dr. Jaroniec: "Nanoporous materials: Recent advances in the area of ordered nanostructures."

According to the MUT website, "Professor Mietek Jaroniec belongs to the most eminent of Polish chemists, and is one of the leading scientists worldwide in the field of materials science and physical chemistry of surface phenomena."  The honorary degree has only been awarded fifteen times in its nearly 60-year history.

The full story can be found (in Polish) at the Military University of Technology website: http://www.wat.edu.pl/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1286259120&archive=start_from=&ucat=1&

 Dr. Mietek Jaroniec

Honoris Causa Degree