Monica Olvera de la Cruz
Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Awards and Significant Honors/Services
2017 Polymer Physics Prize, American Physical Society
2015-2016 Miller Institute Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley.
2015-2020 International Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research.
2015-Present Senior Editor, ACS Central science
2014-2017 National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering.
2013-2017 Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee,
Department of Energy.
2012 Committee on Societal Benefits from Condensed Matter and Materials Research, National Research Council
2011 Fay Ajzenberg-Selove Colloquium Speaker, Physics
Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2010-2012 Chair, Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee, National Research Council, Academy of Science2010-2015 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship
2009-2015 Board of Physics and Astronomy, National Research Council, the National Academy of Sciences
2008-10 Vice-Chair, Solid State Science Committee, National Research Council, the National Academy of Sciences
2008-09 Chair, NSF-MRSEC Directors Executive Committee
2008 Dow Distinguished Lecturer (Graduate Students Diversity of Science), University of California Santa Barbara
2007 Engineering and Applied Sciences Cozzarelli Prize, Proceeding of the National Academies
2007-09 Chair, Division of Materials Research Advisory Committee, National Sciences Foundation
2007-09 Research at the Intersection of Physical and Life Sciences Committee, National Research Council, the National Academy of Sciences
2007-08 Advisory Panel on Light Source Facilities
2006-08 Leadership Council, National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nano-Science and Engineering (NCLT), National Science Foundation
2005-08 Solid State Science Advisory Committee, National Research Council, the National Academy of Sciences
2005-09 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate Advisory Committee, National Science Foundation
2005-06 North American Lectures in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, San Lius Potosi and Guanajuato Universities, Mexico
2005 Baetjer Lectures, Princeton University
2003 Visiting Professor, Service de Physique Theorique, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique, CE-Saclay, France
2001 Fellow of the American Physical Society
1999-06 Director- Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Minority Research Initiative (MRI), Northwestern University (30 to 40 students per year recruited and tutored)
1997-04 Director & Co-Founder - Integrated Graduate Program to Prepare Educators of Materials Technologists, Northwestern University (created the degree, recruited and mentored the students and raised funds for tuition and stipend for gifted students1997-04: Mireya Garcia (1999), Howard Gholston (2000), Manuel Bahamon (2000), Roberto Mendoza (2000), Patricia Valenzuela (2001) and Nikkia McDonald (June 2002))
1995-97 Scientific Member, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique, CE-Saclay, France
1993 Visiting Scientist, Service de Chimie Moleculaire, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique, CE-Saclay, France
1990-95 Presidential Young Investigator Award (National Science Foundation)
1990-92 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
1989-94 David and Lucile Packard Fellowship 1988-93 FIRST Award (National Institutes of Health)
1981-84 UNAM scholarship from the Direccion General de Asuntos del Personal Academico, Mexico, held at Cambridge University, England
1982-84 Overseas Research Scholarship award (ORS-award) England, Cambridge University, England
1981-82 Graduate Studies Fellowship, Trinity College, Cambridge University, England (declined)
1979-81 Conacyt-UNAM scholarship award, Mexico, held at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Editorial Boards: Macromolecules, Journal of Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics, Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, Annual Review of Materials Research.