Dr. Stephen J. Paddison, the Gibson Endowed Chair in Engineering, has recently been appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Royal Society of Chemistry, founded in 1841, is the United Kingdom’s professional body for chemical scientists and the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. The honor is given to researchers who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of chemical science. Paddison’s research focuses on elucidating structure-property relationships in materials commonly employed as the electrolyte in energy conversion and storage devices through simulations. Recent funding from the NSF has allowed his group to expand efforts into anion exchange membranes and polymerized ionic liquids. He currently serves as associate editor of the Royal Society’s journal, RSCAdvances.