Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, was elected to the executive committee of Sigma Xi, the international honor society for scientists and engineers. His two-year term started July 1, 2017, and will end June 30, 2019. Concurrently, he is serving as the North Central Region Director of Sigma Xi until 2019. Segre was president of the Illinois Tech chapter of Sigma Xi from 2005–16.
Members of Sigma Xi support interdisciplinary research, encourage cooperation among researchers, maintain integrity and honesty in all scientific activities, and share results with the world. Executive committee members act on behalf of the Board of Directors between meetings.
Segre is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the International Centre for Diffraction Data, and an active member of the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, and Electrochemical Society. He is the director of the Center for Synchrotron Radiation Research and Instrumentation (CSRRI) and deputy director of both the Materials Research Collaborative Access Team (MRCAT) and Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT) at Argonne National Laboratory. His research includes developing breakthrough nanoelectrofuel battery technology to extend the range of electric vehicles.