Honors & Awards
Shan Wang, professor of materials science and engineering and of electrical engineering, was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), in recognition of his "contribution to magnetic materials and devices." Wang's group conducts research in magnetic nanotechnology, magneto-nano sensors, integrated inductors, spintronics and information storage.
Patrick Hunt, director of the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project, was awarded a 2008 Persian Golden Lioness, in the form of a gold medal, by the World Academy of Art, Literature and Media at a ceremony Oct. 31 in London. Hunt was recognized for his ongoing work in Iranian studies, including his contributions to several episodes of the History Channel's Engineering an Empire series (especially for the episode titled "The Persians"), as well as for his academic publications on ancient Persia, his teaching on the art and archaeology of Persia and overall cultural diplomacy. The World Academy of Art, Literature and Media "supports, develops and promotes the dramatic and fine arts, creative writing and poetry, as well as professional journalism and media productions," according to its website. The organization formerly was called the Persian Academy Awards International.