Utahn Douglas J. Henderson has been named a corresponding member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences - the first non-Mexican to be so honored.

Henderson, a research staff member at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, Calif., is in Salt Lake City to collaborate with scientists at the new Utah Supercomputing Institute at the University of Utah. He was also recently named adjunct professor of chemistry at the U. and adjunct professor of physics at Utah State University.Henderson, an expert in theories used to describe chemical reactions within chemical batteries and during corrosion, has been collaborating with Mexican scientists since 1974.

He is a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of British Columbia in 1956 and a doctorate in physics in 1961 from the U.

During his career, he has written more than 200 books and technical articles.