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MORGANTOWN, WV -

Terry Gullion, a chemistry professor in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University, has been selected an American Physical Society Fellow.

Fellowship in the society is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. Election to fellowship is limited to no more than one half of 1 percent of the membership and nominees undergo a rigorous review process by their peers. 

The criteria for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise, including outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education.

Gullion investigates how things are put together at the molecular level. Understanding the results can guide development of new materials for consumer products and more effective drug delivery systems for the medical world.

Gullion earned his doctoral degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He joined WVU as a professor of chemistry in 1997 and served as chairman of the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry from 2006 to 2012. 

Prior to his tenure at WVU, he taught at Florida State University and Mississippi State University.

Gullion has published more than 65 articles and several book chapters. Additionally he is the recent recipient of two grants from the National Science Foundation totaling in excess of $650,000, and a third grant from Bruker Biospin. His total external research funding exceeds $2.5 million.