UCLA Professor Bruce Dunn has been named holder of the Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Chair in Materials Science. "Bruce is a very deserving choice whose contributions to the materials science field are extraordinary," said Vijay Dhir, dean of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. "This endowment enables us to continue our tradition of pursuing cutting-edge scientific inquiry in this area." Dunn earned both his M.S. and Ph.D. at UCLA. He was a staff scientist at the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center before joining the UCLA Materials Science and Engineering faculty in 1980. He has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals and has been awarded 13 patents.