APS Fellow Archive

The APS Fellow Archive is an historic record of every APS Fellow, from 1921 to the present. The details contained in the archive are intended to document an individual's institutional affiliation at the time of their election to Fellowship, and is not updated to reflect current information. For a current listing of an APS Fellow who is still an active member, or to search your institution for current APS Fellows, please use the APS Member Directory. For questions about the Fellows Archive, please contact Janay Oliver, APS Membership and Fellowship Specialist, at fellowship@aps.org.

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Adami, Chris [2017]
Michigan State University
Citation: For the development of novel methods to study evolution using digital experimentation, as well as contributions to the use of information theory to understand biological systems.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Akinwande, Deji [2017]
University of Texas at Austin
Citation: For contributions to the physical study and development of scalable uniform monolayer graphene synthesis on wafer-scale substrates, and the realization of GHz flexible and wearable two-dimensional devices, circuits and systems.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Aleksandrov, Alexander V [2017]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For extraordinary technical contributions leading to advancements in the understanding and operation of high power hadron beams, and for world-wide leadership in the field of beam instrumentation.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Ali, Ahmed [2017]
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Citation: For contributions in phenomenology using quantum-chromo-dynamics in precision tests of the standard model, advising and organizing international conferences and schools, and for fostering scientific collaboration among physicists from a large number of countries with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Allen, Gabrielle D. [2017]
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Citation: For international leadership in development of widely used simulation frameworks for numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics, and other areas, laying a foundation for many groups to address complex problems in multi-messenger astronomy.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Aluru, N. R. [2017]
University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the development of multiscale and multiphysics computational techniques and their application to nanofluidics and nano/micro electromechanical systems to accurately predict interfacial phenomena, including the prediction of new properties at nanoscale.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Bachtold, Adrian [2017]
The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Citation: For groundbreaking experiments on quantum electron transport and vibrational dynamics of carbon nanotubes and the development of highly sensitive techniques for nanomechanical mass and force measurements.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Bahukutumbi, Radha [2017]
University of Rochester
Citation: For outstanding contributions to understanding physics of direct drive implosions on OMEGA and NIF and for leadership in the national Inertial Confinement Fusion program.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Baker, John G [2017]
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Citation: For groundbreaking contributions in gravitational-wave simulations of binary black holes and other numerous contributions in gravitational-wave data analysis in support of future space-based gravitational wave mission, such as LISA.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Barton, Nathan R [2017]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For diverse contributions in computational materials science in support of national security interests, especially related to novel state variable descriptions for material response under both static and dynamic conditions.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Bauer, Christian W [2017]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For the development and application of soft-collinear effective theory, which resulted in new insights into strong interaction physics, with applications spanning flavor physics, jet physics, and Monte Carlo techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Bauer, Matthias [2017]
Applied Materials
Citation: For contributions to low temperature epitaxy of group IV alloys, in situ-doping with degenerate doping levels, highly strained alloys and novel techniques to achieve selectivity such as cyclic deposition and etch.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Belonoshko, Anatoly B [2017]
Royal Institute of Technology
Citation: For the development and application of novel computational methods that have led to fundamental insights into behavior of matter at extreme conditions, physics of melting, and the Earth's core.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Bertsche, William A. [2017]
The University of Manchester, UK
Citation: For seminal contributions to the trapping of antihydrogen atoms and subsequent spectroscopic measurements on them; in particular for the development, of the auto-resonant mixing technique and other non-neutral plasma manipulations crucial to the first demonstration of anti-atom trapping in 2010.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Blessing, Susan K [2017]
Florida State University
Citation: For exemplary leadership in developing a model STEM education program for undergraduate women.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Bonn, Mischa [2017]
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Citation: For seminal contributions to the study of ultrafast, interfacial molecular dynamics; and for pioneering applications of time-resolved, nonlinear, surface-specific spectroscopic techniques to fundamental challenges in surface molecular physics.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Boon, Jean Pierre [2017]
University Libre de Brussels
Citation: For pioneering insights into the fundamentals of statistical fluid dynamics, which have proven instrumental to the development of many important computational methods in statistical physics, and mesoscale hydrodynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Brice, Stephen J [2017]
Fermilab
Citation: For significant contributions to fundamental neutrino measurements fromthe SNO, MiniBooNE, and COUPP experiments, and in recognition of his leadership in the field of neutrino physics.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Burov, Alexey [2017]
Fermilab
Citation: For contributions to the accelerator physics theory, including the theoretical foundations of the Tevatron Run II accelerator performance; for the development of the theory of instabilities for space charge dominated bunched beams; and for the development of analytical tools predicting instability thresholds.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Carone, Christopher David [2017]
College of William & Mary
Citation: For contributions to the large N theory of baryons and to model building of physics beyond the standard model, including models of flavor, electroweak symmetry breaking, and extra dimensions.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Carpenter, Michael P [2017]
Argone National Laboratory
Citation: For many contributions to experimental nuclear structure physics in a range of topics including: the discovery and characterization of superdeformation in the Hg region, octupole correlations in actinide nuclei, and shape coexistence in nuclei near N=40, and his applications of large Ge detector arrays in conjunction with ancillary detectors for characterization of the nuclei under study.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Carroll, Thomas L. [2017]
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For research in nonlinear dynamics including experimental detection of transient chaos in magnetic spin-wave materials, synchronization of chaotic systems, applications of chaos to communications and radar, and the application of phase space techniques to signal analysis.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Cassidy, David B. [2017]
University College London
Citation: For sustained accomplishments in the field of experimental positronium atomic physics, including the discovery of the di-positronium molecule and the optical excitation of its first excited state.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Cattafesta, Lou [2017]
Florida State University
Citation: For seminal contributions in active flow control and aeroacoustics, including real-time closed-loop control, design tools for actuators and micro-electro-mechanical flow sensors, design and characterization of unique aeroacoustic facilities, and phased-array beamforming methods.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Chakraborty, Suman [2017]
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Citation: For advancing the understanding of key transport mechanisms in microfluidics including electrohydrodynamic coupling in the presence of hydrophobic interactions; for contributions to the understanding of electrokinetic transport of blood through microchannels; and for medical device development.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Chernyshev, Alexander L [2017]
University of California, Irvine
Citation: For theoretical studies of the dynamical and transport properties of quantum magnets, and for studies of the properties of holes and stripes in lightly doped antiferromagnets.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Christianson, Andy [2017]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions toward the understanding of the structure and dynamics of strongly correlated electron systems including: Fe-based superconductors, Kondo lattice systems, magnetoelectric materials, and osmium-based transition metal oxides using neutron scattering techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Collins, William [2017]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For leadership and engagement with scientific, governmental, and public audiences on the physics of climate change, including outreach through the APS Panel on Public Affairs and its workshops on the APS Climate Change Statement.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Cooper, John Wesley [2017]
Fermilab
Citation: For the inception and scientific leadership of the off-axis long-baseline NOvA experiment and critical contributions to its design and construction, which continues to lead to a more complete understanding of neutrinos properties.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Creighton, Jolien D [2017]
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Citation: For pioneering contributions to gravitational-wave physics including the development and implementation of search algorithms within LIGO, estimation of rates of astrophysical signals, and the developing methods to measure the equation of state of neutron stars.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Del Barco, Enrique [2017]
University of Central Florida
Citation: For seminal and sustained contributions to the understanding of quantum phenomena in low dimensional magnetic materials, primarily through experimental studies of quantum tunneling in molecular magnets.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Deng, Hui [2017]
University of Michigan
Citation: For pioneering contributions to fundamental physics and applications of matter-light coupled systems.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Dewey, Maynard [2017]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For absolute measurements in neutron physics and ultra-high resolution gamma spectroscopy.
Nominated by: Topical Group Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants

Diehl, H Thomas [2017]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding leadership of Dark Energy Survey operations, laying the foundation for cutting-edge dark energy science.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Eldredge, Jeff [2017]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For significant contributions to the computational and theoretical modeling of vortex dynamics including agile flight and bio-inspired locomotion, fluid-structure interaction, flow-acoustic interaction, and vortex models and particle methods.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Epps lll, Thomas H. [2017]
University of Delawarre
Citation: For groundbreaking research examining the effects of block polymer interfacial energetics on the nanoscale self-assembly of macromolecules in bulk, thin film, and solution systems.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Evans, Charles R [2017]
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Citation: For pioneering work in numerical relativity including early added examples of critical collapse; contributions in astrophysics including tidal disruption, eclipsing pulsars, and the constrained transport algorithm in magnetohydrodynamics; and work on the gravitational self-force.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Everett, Lisa L [2017]
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Citation: For contributions to physics beyond the standard model and the origin of electroweak symmetry breaking, with an emphasis on seeking connections between the often disparate realms of observable particle physics and fundamental theory.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Fernandes, Rafael M. [2017]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For pioneering works on nematic order and nematic fluctuations in iron-based superconductors and other strongly correlated materials.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Firestone, Richard Brian [2017]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For contributions to nuclear data evaluation, including the 8th Edition of the Table of Isotopes, his work in capture gamma ray spectroscopy that has improved our knowledge of nuclear level densities and photon strengths, and for his application of nuclear techniques to biology and planetary science.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Fontes, Christopher J. [2017]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to our understanding of atomic processes in plasmas and their application to a broad range of physics problems including nuclear fusion, laboratory experiment and astrophysics.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Frenkel, Anatoly I [2017]
Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy, transformative development of structural characterization methods for nanoparticles, and their pioneering applications to a broad range of functional nanomaterials in materials physics and catalysis science.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Froula, Dustin H. [2017]
University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Citation: For the development and application of Thomson scattering to understand thermal transport and the onset of laser-plasma instabilities in indirect and direct-drive fusion experiments.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Fultz, Brent T [2017]
Caltech
Citation: For seminal experiments demonstrating the importance of vibrational entropy to the phase stability of materials and transformational leadership in the development of neutron scattering techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Girvan, Michelle [2017]
University of Maryland
Citation: For seminal contributions to the nonlinear and statistical physics of complex networks, including the characterization of network structures and dynamics, and interdisciplinary applications.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Gnade, Bruce E [2017]
Southern Methodist University
Citation: For contributions to the development of electronic materials and device technologies that span microelectronics, display technologies, and large area sensors.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Goldstein, William H [2017]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For leadership at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with high levels of integrity, scientific judgment, and national impact, and for pioneering research in the theory of atomic processes in high temperature plasmas, with applications to fusion energy, astrophysics, and X-ray lasers.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Golestanian, Ramin [2017]
University of Oxford
Citation: For theoretical research on dynamical fluctuation forces and swimming at a low Reynolds number.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Gotoh, Toshiyuki [2017]
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Citation: For insightful contributions to understanding intermittency, scaling and passive scalar statistics in turbulence through innovative uses of high-resolution simulations, and statistical theory.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Greiner, Markus [2017]
Harvard University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to realization and probing strongly correlated quantum matter using ultracold atoms in optical lattices..
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Gross, Eberhard K U [2017]
Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics
Citation: For foundational work on time-dependent density functional theory, which allows routine calculation of electronic excitations in molecules, and for contributions to the electronic structure theory of materials in general, including first-principles calculations of superconductivity and magnetism.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Grutter, Peter H [2017]
McGill University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to scanning probe microscopy for ultra-sensitive force detection, and applications to nano-science.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Guinea, Francisco [2017]
IMDEA Nanoscience, Madrid (Spain)
Citation: For pioneering theoretical research on the novel properties of graphene.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Gurarie, Victor [2017]
University of Colorado at Boulder
Citation: For contributions to the theories of topological phases, disordered systems, turbulence, and logarithmic operators in conformal field theory.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Gustafson, Eric Keith [2017]
Caltech
Citation: For leadership in establishing the concept for Advanced LIGO, the development of ultra-stable high-power solid-state lasers, high-reflectivity low-thermal-noise mirrors, and other essential optical components necessary for gravitational wave detectors.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Gutierrez, Carlos J [2017]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of magnetic thin film physics, the development of innovative materials physics education programs, and for research and development leadership in transitioning fundamental materials understanding into a broad range of energy and other national security applications.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Hadzibabic, Zoran [2017]
University of Cambridge
Citation: For the realization of landmark experiments in the domain of cold atomic gases and Bose-Einstein condensation, in particular the realization of uniform atomic superfluids and the study of their thermodynamical properties, in and out of equilibrium.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Haegel, Nancy M [2017]
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Citation: For advances in the characterization and understanding of advanced semiconductor materials for clean energy, international space astronomy, and national security; and for inspiring and developing the next generation of scientific leaders through physics education and research.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Energy Res & Appl.

Hafidi, Kawtar [2017]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For leadership of experimental programs using the nucleus to probe the nature of QCD at HERMES, the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, and the Electron Ion Collider, exceptional service to the field of hadronic physics, and remarkable and widely-recognized mentoring and outreach activities.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Hadronic Physics

Halpern, Paul H [2017]
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Citation: For communicating the history of physics in numerous authoritative and entertaining books for the public, and for his leadership as chair of the APS Historic Sites Committee.
Nominated by: Forum on the History of Physics

Herbut, Igor [2017]
Simon Fraser University
Citation: For contributions to the theory of Dirac fermions in strongly correlated electron systems, including the prediction of an antiferromagnetic ground state for graphene in a strong magnetic field.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Hermele, Michael A [2017]
University of Colorado Boulder
Citation: For seminal contributions to the theory of quantum spin liquids and topological quantum matter.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Hof, Bjoern [2017]
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Citation: For innovative experiments illuminating the nonlinear structures within shear turbulence, providing a precise, quantitative characterization of the onset of turbulence in pipe and related flows.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Hoffstaetter, Georg Heinz [2017]
Cornell University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of the science and technology of energy recovery linacs.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Holz, Daniel [2017]
University of Chicago
Citation: For contributions to relativistic cosmology including the effect of gravitational lensing of distant SNe on measuring cosmic distances, the use of standard sirens to precisely determine cosmic distances, and his significant role in LIGO discovery of gravitational waves.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Hooper, Dan [2017]
Fermilab
Citation: For pursuing the identity of dark matter by combining careful analysis of observational data with theoretical ideas from both particle physics and astrophysics.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Htoon, Han [2017]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering accomplishments in development of single nanostructure, optical spectroscopy/imaging techniques, elucidating fundamental/quantum optical processes of quantum dots and single wall carbon nanotubes, and device integration of optical nanomateirals.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Huterer, Dragan [2017]
University of Michigan
Citation: For contributions to early universe theory and for seminal efforts to develop robust empirical tests of dark energy from extragalactic survey data, including the cosmic microwave background radiation.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Irvine, William Thomas Mark [2017]
University of Chicago
Citation: For experiments and theory on the topological aspects of fluid dynamics and mechanical metamaterials.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Janmey, Paul [2017]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For pioneering work on fundamental properties of biopolymers and their implications for mechanobiology.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Jena, Debdeep [2017]
Cornell University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the physics and applications of electronic polarization in semiconductors, and to quantum and transport physics of two-dimensional crystals
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Johnson, Neil F. [2017]
University of Miami
Citation: For significant advancements involving the application and implementation of new methods for complex systems and networks, including topics in human conflict, terrorism, and financial market instabilities.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Jovanovic, Mihailo R. [2017]
University of Southern California
Citation: For profound contributions to stability and flow control, and the application of control-theoretic and optimization techniques to the analysis of wall-bounded shear flows, drag reduction, and viscoelastic fluids.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Julien, Keith A. [2017]
University Colorado Boulder
Citation: For theoretical and numerical contributions to understanding rotating thermal convection and its applications to geophysical and astrophysical phenomena.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Kasen, Daniel N [2017]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For leadership in developing predictive theories and models of supernova light curves and spectra, impacting our understanding of the width-luminosity relation in Type Ia supernova, the transient optical and IR signals from neutron star mergers, supernova explosion mechanisms, and nucleosynthesis.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Kawano, Toshihiko [2017]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For significant contributions to the development of nuclear reaction theories in low-energy physics, their implementation in widely used nuclear reaction codes and their application to the production of evaluated nuclear data for neutron transport simulations for basic and applied science.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Kemp, R. Scott [2017]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For innovative applications of physics to arms control verification, and pivotal scientific contributions to nuclear nonproliferation diplomacy and the understanding of technology-policy interactions in international security.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Kent, Paul [2017]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding and diverse application of electronic structure methods in condensed matter and their application, development, and optimization on high performance computers.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Khalil, Munira [2017]
University of Washington
Citation: For probing coherently coupled vibrational and electronic motion during ultrafast charge transfer processes by using a unique combination of infrared, visible, and X-ray experiments to provide new insights into this mechanism.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Kim, Ho-Young [2017]
Seoul National University
Citation: For innovative contributions to micro-scale fluid dynamics at the interfaces of fluids and solids, and to biologically inspired hydrodynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Kim, Kee Hoon [2017]
Seoul National University
Citation: For materials discoveries, and understanding the underlying physics thereof, in the fields of multiferroics (record high magnetoelectric coupling), transparent high mobility oxides for device applications, iron based superconductors, and high magnetic field quantum materials (including URu2Si2).
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Kirkwood, Robert K [2017]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For exceptional experimental work demonstrating the importance of energy transfer between laser beams in plasmas, and subsequent intellectual leadership of the effort to develop a two color option on the National Ignition Facility laser that is important for achieving symmetric implosions.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Kondic, Lou [2017]
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Citation: For understanding of complex fluid dynamics, from thin films to granular flows.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Kovner, Alex [2017]
University of Connecticut
Citation: For ground-breaking contributions to the physics of strong interactions in high energy hadronic and nuclear collisions, including high parton densities and gluon saturation.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Kresin, Vitaly V [2017]
University of Southern California
Citation: For contributions to the experimental and theoretical studies of electronic states, polarization phenomena, and thermal effects in atomic and molecular nanoclusters.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Kruecken, Reiner [2017]
TRIUMF & University of British Columbia
Citation: For use of gamma-ray spectroscopy techniques to advance the understanding of the evolution of collectivity and shell structure in nuclei, from the phenomena of super-deformation and magnetic rotation to probing magic numbers, shape-transitions and shape-coexistence.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Lau, Chun Ning [2017]
The Ohio State University
Citation: For pioneering advances in the study of graphene and 2D materials, especially in the areas of quantum transport, thermal properties, and the investigation of novel phases.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Leff, Harvey S [2017]
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Citation: For clarifying thermodynamics and for explaining entropy and energy to students and the public through many articles, by his book (with A. F. Rex) "Maxwell's Demon: Entropy, Information, Computing"; for his webpage at energyandentropy.com, and for years of leadership within the physics teaching community.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Leibovich, Adam K [2017]
University of Pittsburgh
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the heavy quark effective field theory and its application to the color-octet mechanism for quarkonium production.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Lewellen, John W [2017]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For leadership and contributions to the development of practical, high-power superconducting RF photocathode guns, including the development of novel RF cavity designs.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Liu, W.Vincent [2017]
University of Pittsburgh
Citation: For elucidating Landau damping of collective excitations in Bose-Einstein condensates, advancing the study of spin-polarized Fermi gases by introducing the concept of breached pair superfluidity, pioneering the theory of higher orbital bands in optical lattices, and working with experimentalists to confirm the theory.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Llewellyn Smith, Stefan Gregory [2017]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For excellence in theoretical fluid mechanics and applied mathematics that has led to several original contributions in geophysical flows and vortex dynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Losert, Wolfgang [2017]
University of Maryland–College Park
Citation: For imaginative studies of complex living systems, and for numerous contributions to understanding dynamical properties of complex systems at the convergence of physics, materials science, and biology.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Lutkenhaus, Norbert [2017]
University of Waterloo, Canada
Citation: For pioneering theoretical contributions to the fields of quantum secure communications and optical quantum information processing.
Nominated by: Division of Quantum Information

Ma, Zhenqiang [2017]
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Citation: For seminal contribution to the development of flexible high speed devices, microwave device technology, optoelectronics, and the innovation in the area of biodegradable environmentally benign devices.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Malkov, Mikhail A [2017]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For ground-breaking contributions to the theory of charged particle acceleration by collisionless shocks, the theory of nonlinear shock acceleration and injection, and the propagation of accelerated particles; and for key contributions to modeling the L-H transition.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Mandic, Vuk [2017]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For significant contributions to searches for primordial gravitational waves using LIGO data and for pioneering studies of the ultimate limits to low frequency sensitivity of ground-based gravitational-wave detectors.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Mangin, Stephane [2017]
University of Lorraine - France
Citation: For significant contributions to the understanding of spin transfer torque switching of perpendicularly magnetized layers and pioneering studies of light induced magnetization switching in technologically important materials.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Mattsson, Thomas R [2017]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For contributions to the fundamental understanding of condensed matter at extreme temperatures and pressures through molecular dynamics and electronic structure simulations.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

May, Morgan [2017]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For important contributions to techniques for constraining cosmological dark energy parameters through weak lensing, especially the use of novel lensing statistics; and for initiating and leading the astrophysics and cosmology program at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

McGuire, Michael A [2017]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For major contributions in the development of structure-property relationships in functional energy materials including superconductors magnets, and thermoelectrics.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

McKinsey, Daniel [2017]
University of California - Berkeley
Citation: For development of liquified noble gases as particle detectors suitable for a wide range of rare processes, including dark matter interactions with normal matter and neutrinoless double beta decay.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Mezzenga, Raffaele [2017]
ETH - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding and control of original self-assembly principles of complex materials with targeted functionalities
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Mitra, Sushanta [2017]
York University - Ontario
Citation: For fundamental contributions to micro- and nano-scale fluid transport, including under-liquid wetting dynamics, as well as development of tools and techniques for energy exploration and water quality monitoring, and for establishing physics exchange programs and ties with many communities in India.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Mortensen, Niels Asger [2017]
Technical University of Denmark
Citation: For fundamental explorations of light-matter interactions in nanostructures at the interface of classical electrodynamics and quantum physics.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Mostovoy, Maxim [2017]
University of Groningen
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of ferroelectric magnets as well as topological defects in multiferroics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Moyer, Richard A [2017]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For significant contributions to understanding turbulent transport and spontaneous formation of high confinement in the edge of tokamak plasmas, and for development and understanding of the use of magnetic perturbations to suppress edge localized modes in high confinement regimes.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Mucciolo, Eduardo R [2017]
University of Central Florida
Citation: For sustained contributions to understanding electronic transport in low-dimensional systems, including spin-pumping in quantum dots, disorder effects in graphene and Kondo systems, Berry phase in single-molecule magnets, and correlated noise attacks on quantum error correction.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Mukherjee, Reshmi [2017]
Barnard College, Columbia University
Citation: For advancing multifrequency strategies for the identification of gamma-ray sources and contributing significant leadership in blazar studies between the GeV and TeV gamma-ray bands.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Murakami, Shuichi [2017]
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering work in the theory of spin Hall effect, topological insulators, and topological semimetals, including the prediction of topological materials.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Musfeldt, Janice Lynn [2017]
University of Tennessee
Citation: For contributions to the spectroscopy of quantum materials with an emphasis on high magnetic field effects in multiferroics, quantum magnets, and nanomaterials.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Musser, James Alan [2017]
Indiana University
Citation: For sustained scientific leadership and observational discoveries in the fields of astroparticle and neutrino physics: underground, on balloons, and at beam lines.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Myra, James Richard [2017]
Lodestar Research Corporation
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of nonlinear radio-frequency wave-particle interactions and the characterization of edge plasma stability resulting in filamentary behavior.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Newell, David B [2017]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For significant contributions to the least squares adjustments of the fundamental constants of nature from experimental data and to the redefinition of the international system of units.
Nominated by: Topical Group Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants

Nomura, Yasunori [2017]
University of California - Berkeley
Citation: For pioneering contributions to a variety of areas of particle theory, including gauge unification in extra dimensions, electroweak symmetry breaking, supersymmetric models, dark matter, the multiverse, foundations of quantum mechanics, and black holes.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Nouicer, Rachid [2017]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For his role in the discovery of the Quark Gluon Plasma at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, using particle multiplicity density and heavy quark measurements in the PHOBOS and PHENIX detectors, with leading contributions to the silicon tracker design, construction, and operation and data analyses.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

O'Hern, Corey Shane [2017]
Yale University
Citation: For computational and theoretical studies elucidating the microstate statistics, protocol dependence, and structure of the configuration space of jammed packings.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Oden, Patrick I [2017]
Texas Instruments
Citation: For contributions to the commercial success of digital micromirror micro-electro-mechanical systems-based displays through co-invention of a highly flexible and scalable pixel architecture based on a new understanding of mirror dynamics, shape, and force interactions via novel integration of metrology techniques.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Oreg, Yuval [2017]
Weizmann Institute of Science
Citation: For his many contributions to the science of electronic properties of nanoscale systems, including proposals for the realization of localized Majorana modes in superconductor nanowires with schemes to perform topological manipulations using these wires, and for the realization of two-channel Kondo effect.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Orszag, Miguel [2017]
Pontificia Universidad Catolica
Citation: For pioneering contributions to Latin American Quantum Optics, educating generations of PhD's on that continent; for seminal contributions to the quantum theory of lasers, noise, and cooperative effects in active systems; entanglement and decoherence; an outstanding book on quantum optics; and leadership in establishing the Quantum Optics Conference.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Ortiz, Gerardo [2017]
Indiana University
Citation: For wide ranging contributions to theoretical and computational many-body quantum physics including quantum simulation methods, exact methods for quantum lattice models, superconductivity, and entanglement.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Ou, Zhe Yu J [2017]
Indiana University-Purdue University
Citation: For pioneering work and contributions in multi-photon interference, quantum entanglement of continuous variables, generation of narrow-band two-photon sources of light, for the work on precision phase measurement in quantum metrology, and for work on quantum amplification.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Paglione, Johnpierre [2017]
University of Maryland
Citation: For experimental contributions to the understanding of strongly correlated and topological electronic materials through the synthesis and investigation of heavy fermion compounds, unconventional superconductors, and topological materials.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Pandey, Ras B. [2017]
University of Southern Mississippi
Citation: For insightful applications of the bond-fluctuation multi-grain method to the physics of polymernanocomposites and biopolymers.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Paulini, Manfred [2017]
Carnegie Mellon University
Citation: For leadership in heavy flavor physics and research connecting particle physics to cosmology, including important contributions to searches for charge conjugation parity symmetry violation in rare B0s decays at Collider Detector at Fermilab and the production of dark matter in events with photons at CMS.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Pelz, Jonathan P [2017]
Ohio State University
Citation: For national leadership in improving graduate education including developing and promoting bridge program components that mentor and support talented students toward doctoral physics degrees who might not otherwise gain acceptance into traditional programs.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Perkins, Thomas T [2017]
JILA
Citation: For innovations in precision measurement of dynamic biological systems at the smallest scales.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Pierce, Aaron Thomas [2017]
University of Michigan
Citation: For exceptional research in theoretical particle physics beyond the Standard Model and its experimental consequences, especially in dark matter and collider physics.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Pilat, Fulvia [2017]
Jefferson Laboratory
Citation: For scientific leadership in the JLEIC effort at Jefferson Laboratory, contributions to the successful commissioning of CEBAF accelerator's 12 GeV upgrade, and to the development and operations of Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Pogorelov, Nikolai [2017]
University of Alabama - Huntsville
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the simulation of space plasma and plasma astrophysical systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics

Porter, Frank C [2017]
Caltech
Citation: For contributions to the study of heavy quarks, especially his vital involvement in the measurement of CP symmetry violation in B^0 decays with the BABAR Collaboration, and for his expertise and mentorship in the rigorous statistical treatment of experimental data.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Prelas, Mark Antonio [2017]
University of Missouri
Citation: For outstanding and sustained contributions to the fields of nuclear energy conversion, wide band-gap photovoltaics, and diamond.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Energy Res & Appl.

Rangacharyulu, Chilakamarri [2017]
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Citation: For worldwide contributions to enhancing diversity and excellence in physics and science.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Rapp, Juergen [2017]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions in the field of power exhaust and plasma material interactions in fusion, and leadership in developing world-class plasma-material interaction facilities.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Reid, Margaret D [2017]
Swinburne University of Technology
Citation: For fundamental contributions to quantum information and quantum optics, in particular to tests of the Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen (EPR) paradox, EPR steering, optical Bell tests, and quantum squeezing.
Nominated by: Division of Quantum Information

Reis, Pedro M [2017]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For contributions to the field of extreme mechanics, including elastic instabilities and geometrical nonlinearities.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Reznik, Dmitry [2017]
University of Colorado Boulder
Citation: For important contributions to the understanding of electron-lattice interactions in correlated electron systems; in particular, investigations of anomalous phonons in copper oxide superconductors, direct observation of dynamic charge stripe spectra, and insights into charge density wave formation.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Ryu, William [2017]
University of Toronto
Citation: For establishing and advancing the field of the physics of behavior of microorganisms.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Sanchez, Raul [2017]
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the understanding of non-diffusive turbulent transport in tokamaks and stellarators as well as major contributions to the development of design/optimization codes for stellarators.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Sanov, Andrei [2017]
University of Arizona
Citation: For contributions to the field of anion spectroscopy, including the application of photoelectron imaging for probing molecular electronic structures and their transformations in chemical reactions, and the development of practical models for the analysis of photoelectron angular distributions as signatures of molecular orbitals.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Scherr, Rachel E [2017]
Seattle Pacific University
Citation: For foundational research into energy learning and representations, application of video analysis methods to study physics classrooms, and physics education research community leadership.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Physics Education Research

Schwartz, Daniel [2017]
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Citation: For contributions to X-ray astronomy: measurement of the spectrum and isotropy of the diffuse cosmic background; identification of discrete sources with HEAO-1; contributions to the development, calibration and operation of the Chandra X-ray Observatory; and the study of relativistic X-ray jets.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Sewell, Tommy Dan [2017]
University of Missouri
Citation: For theory and modeling capabilities related to material response at extreme conditions, in particular for the simulation of many-atom molecular crystals undergoing high rate deformation, including shock-induced chemical reactions leading to explosive detonation.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter

Sharma, A. Surjalal [2017]
University of Maryland - College Park
Citation: For pioneering and sustained contributions to nonlinear dynamical modeling of non-equilibrium phenomena in space physics and to the development of data-enabled science and for his leadership in fostering international collaborations.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Shchur, Lev [2017]
Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics
Citation: For innovative use of computer simulations and the development of superior random number generators for their use in statistical physics.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Shibauchi, Takasada [2017]
University of Tokyo
Citation: For pioneering measurements of the thermodynamic and transport properties of iron-based superconductors, playing a pivotal role in the development of the overall understanding of these systems.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Sichtermann, Ernst Paul [2017]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For leadership and contributions to the understanding of nucleon spin at RHIC and to the efforts on a future electron ion collider.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Smilowitz, Laura Beth [2017]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering radiography to study thermal explosions, including the development of both a scaled table-top dynamic radiographic facility capable of producing continuous X-ray movies of high speed events, and the triggering techniques required to observe the spontaneous onset of a thermal explosion.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter

Solomon, Michael [2017]
University of Michigan
Citation: For experimentally elucidating the self-assembly and rheology of colloidal soft matter.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Song, Jun S [2017]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For the development of advanced signal processing methods to reveal patterns in genomic data and study chromatin structures.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Spagnolo, Bernardo [2017]
Universita di Palermo, Italy
Citation: For distinguished contributions to the theory of noise-induced phenomena and relaxation dynamics in metastable systems and interdisciplinary applications in biological systems and ecosystems.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Springer, Roxanne Patricia [2017]
Duke University
Citation: For significant contributions to understanding the low-energy properties of hadrons, nuclei, and especially for pioneering contributions to the use of low-energy effective field theory techniques in the quest to identify and understand the fundamental symmetries of nature.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Stach, Eric [2017]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For development and application of in-situ and operando methods in materials research using transmission electron microscopy, entrepreneurial activity to commercialize these methods, and for sustained service to the community.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Stafford, Christopher M. [2017]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For developing innovative techniques to enhance physical understanding of polymer thin films, including combinatorial arrays with controlled gradients, buckling methods to quantify modulus, and the layer-by-layer synthetic method to enhance structure-property relations polymer transport membranes.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Stamps, Robert L [2017]
University of Glasgow
Citation: For influential and seminal works relevant to fundamental and applied aspects of spintronics, magnetic data storage, and non-volatile magnetic memory, from the perspective of microwave and optical frequency excitations of complex magnets, and ordering dynamics in spin systems far from equilibrium.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Starr, Francis [2017]
Wesleyan University
Citation: For simulations studies elucidating fundamental aspects of glass formation in bulk, nanocomposite, and ultra-thin film polymer materials; the dynamics of lipid membranes; nanoparticle association in polymer matrices; and the assembly of DNA-grafted nanoparticles into lattice structures in solution.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Steinberg, Peter [2017]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding scientific contributions in the PHOBOS experiment at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the ATLAS experiment at the large hadron collider regarding the effect of geometry on observables in high-energy nuclear collisions and to the development of tools and techniques for characterizing the geometry of these collisions.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Steinmeyer, Gunter [2017]
Max Born Institute
Citation: For outstanding contributions to ultrafast nonlinear optics, in particular for the development of pulse characterization techniques, the experimental demonstration of pulse self-compression through laser filamentation, and the investigations of higher-order nonlinear susceptibilities and rogue waves.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Stoeckl, Christian [2017]
University of Rochester
Citation: For scientific contributions and leadership in the development of novel optical, X-ray, and neutron diagnostics to advance the fields of inertial confinement fusion and high energy density physics.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Strom, David M [2017]
University of Oregon
Citation: For leadership on the ATLAS experiment, particularly related to trigger and data acquisition, and for contributions to the ATLAS physics outcomes, including the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Suderow, Hermann [2017]
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Citation: For groundbreaking contributions to the development of dilution refrigerator scanning tunneling microscopy, and for leading its application to high resolution studies of electronic properties in two-gap, magnetic, and charge-ordered superconductors, and to vortex physics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Suntzeff, Nicholas B [2017]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For essential contributions and leadership in observational cosmology and astrophysics; investigations into the phenomenology of type 1-a supernovae laid the groundwork for the discovery of dark energy; and for cofounding one of the two teams that made this discovery.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Talin, Albert A [2017]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For the discovery of new electronic transport phenomena, materials, and devices.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Taylor, Jacob [2017]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For wide ranging contributions in using quantum properties of light and matter towards developing applications ranging from extreme sensitivity sensors and transducers to quantum information processing.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Taylor, James W. [2017]
American Physical Society
Citation: In recognition of distinguished and committed service to APS and its leadership, and for his essential role in making Corporate Reform a reality and continually striving for organizational excellence.
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Terrones, Mauricio [2017]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For numerous contributions related to the synthesis of aligned carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoribbons, doped graphene, doped nanotubes, double-walled nanotubes, and dichalcogenide monolayers, and the understanding of defects in these systems using spectroscopic techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Thonhauser, Timo [2017]
Wake Forest University
Citation: For contributions to include van der Waals interactions in density functional theory.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Tong, Xiao-Min [2017]
University of Tsukuba
Citation: For seminal contributions to the molecular tunneling ionization theory and the development of generalized pseudo-spectral time-dependent method to study various processes in laser atom, molecule, and cluster interactions.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Trugman, Stuart A [2017]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding and original contributions to polaron physics, quantum Hall effect, far from equilibrium phenomena, disorder, and superconductivity.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vanka, Surya P [2017]
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Citation: For pioneering development of multigrid algorithms used to compute incompressible flows, and lasting contributions to simulation of complex laminar and turbulent flows, including turbulence-driven secondary flows, particle transport, continuous casting of steel, and Dean vortices in curved channels.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Waks, Edo [2017]
University of Maryland - College Park
Citation: For significantly advancing the field of quantum photonics and for developing new concepts to strongly interact solid-state quantum emitters with nanophotonic components.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Walter, Christopher William [2017]
Duke University
Citation: For experimental study of neutrino oscillation physics including the first observations of neutrino flavor appearance and the systematic study of neutrino flavor disappearance, using atmospheric and long-baseline neutrinos with the Super-Kamiokande, K2K, and T2K experiments.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wang, Kang-Lung [2017]
University of California - Los Angeles
Citation: For pioneering nanoscale spintronics and magnetism and for discovering the giant topological spin orbit torque effect; for his leadership in improving nanoscale materials and properties for low dissipation electronics.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wang, Ziqiang [2017]
Boston College
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of strongly correlated electron systems, particularly the role of local disorder due to doping; and for successful collaboration with experimental groups to apply his ideas to novel materials including transition metal oxides, pnictides, and chalcogenides.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wechsler, Risa [2017]
Stanford University
Citation: For innovation, insight, and attention to detail in understanding galaxy formation and evolution though combining large simulations and surveys; for leadership in large survey projects; and for mentorship of younger scientists.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Wester, Roland [2017]
University of Innsbruck
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the fields of cold chemistry and gas-phase molecular physics, studied with clever experiments on molecular ions in cold traps, state-selecting several ionic molecules by photodetachment and laser excitation, making them react with complex organic species.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wirth, Steffen [2017]
Max Planck Institute
Citation: For his seminal contributions to our understanding of strongly correlated electron systems, especially at reduced length scales, and including the Kondo effect and magnetic interactions.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Woods, Lilia M [2017]
University of South Florida
Citation: For her seminal contributions to the theory of fluctuation-induced and thermoelectric phenomena in condensed matter physics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wyse, Rosemary [2017]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the field of galactic archaeology and near-field cosmology.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Xia, Yang [2017]
Oakland University
Citation: For contributions to nuclear magnetic resonance microscopy, and particularly for his use of this and other techniques to study the structure of articular cartilage, with applications to osteoarthritis.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Yelin, Susanne F. [2017]
Harvard University
Citation: For pioneering theoretical work with quantum coherences, such as near-resonant nonlinear quantum optics, for work with hybrid systems, such as molecular and solid state materials, and for work with many-body and cooperative systems and super-radiance.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Yeom, Han Woong [2017]
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Citation: For contributions to semiconductor surface physics and the electronic properties of epitaxial monolayer materials; and for the discovery of metal-insulator transitions in self-assembled atomic wires on silicon surfaces, a new class of quasi-1D charge-density-wave systems.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Zapf, Vivien [2017]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of quantum mechanical properties of superconductors, quantum magnets, and multiferroic systems at low temperatures and in extreme magnetic fields to 100T.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Zegers, Remco G.T. [2017]
Michigan State University
Citation: For his study of spin and isospin excitations of atomic nuclei, and the implications of such excitations to our understanding of fundamental properties of nuclei, neutrinos, and astrophysical processes.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Zhang, Chuanwei [2017]
University of Texas at Dallas
Citation: For seminal contributions to theoretical research in ultracold atomic physics, including studies of spin-orbit coupled quantum gases, topological superfluids with Majorana or Weyl fermions, and Fulde-Ferrell superfluid states.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Zhang, Jun [2017]
New York University
Citation: For elegant and artful experiments that have moved fluid-structure interactions into the scientific mainstream, and which have inspired their study in physics, biology, engineering, geophysics, and applied mathematics.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Zhang, Yong [2017]
University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding, characterization, and applications of semiconductor hetero-structures and isoelectronic impurities in semiconductors.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Zhu, Shining [2017]
Nanjing University
Citation: For distinguished contributions to ferroelectric physics, quasi-phase-matched nonlinear optics, laser physics and technology, nano-photonics and metamaterials and leadership in enhancing the international physics community.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Zumer, Slobodan [2017]
University of Ljublljana
Citation: For theoretical contributions to the soft condensed matter physics of liquid crystal systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter