AAAS chemist

Chemist Montgomery "Monte" Pettitt, of the University of Houston, has been made a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is one of only three researchers in the University's history to hold this distinction, which dates back to 1874. AAAS will recognize its new Fellows on February 14 during the association's Annual Meeting, which this year takes place in Chicago. Pettitt was elected by his AAAS peers for his significant contributions to computational and theoretical chemistry, particularly in the area of the thermodynamics of aqueous solutions and the properties of biopolymers.