American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, DC.

APS members are eligible for nomination and election to Fellowship. Each nomination is evaluated by the Fellowship committee of the appropriate APS division, topical group or forum. After review by the APS Fellowship Committee, the successful candidates are elected by APS Council. Fellowship is therefore a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.

Fellows

2013

Noel Clemens
Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Citation: For the development and application of innovative experimental methods leading to fundamental understanding of shear flow mixing, turbulent flame structure and supersonic unsteady flows.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

2012

Venkatraghavan Ganesan
Chemical Engineering

Citation: For exceptional contributions to innovative computer simulation approaches and analysis of equilibrium and dynamic properties of multicomponent polymeric materials and nanocomposites
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

John F. Stanton
Chemistry

Citation: For his pioneering work in coupled cluster theory and its applications to understanding the spectral manifestations of vibronic coupling
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

2011

Xiaoyang Zhu
Chemistry

Citation: For pioneering investigations of surface molecular structure, electronic band alignment, and femtosecond electron and nuclear dynamics at molecule-solid interfaces, including applications to surface photochemistry, molecular electronics, and solar energy conversion.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

2010

Paul Shapiro
Astronomy

Citation: For outstanding contributions to astrophysics and cosmology which advanced our understanding of cosmic reionization, structure formation, gas dynamics, dark matter and dark energy, the interstellar and intergalactic media, and topics from supernova polarization to relativistic shocks.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

2008

Ron Elber
Chemistry

Citation: For contributions to computational chemical physics, through the development and application of algorithms and theories for the static and dynamic behavior of macromolecules, including methods for the simulation of long time events in complex systems.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

John T. Markert
Physics

Citation: For the synthesis and study of magnetic and superconducting materials, particularly electron-doped copper-oxide superconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Gennady Shvets
Physics

Citation: For theoretical and computational investigations of the interaction of ultra-strong laser pulses and relativistic particle beams with plasmas, with applications to inertial confinement fusion, plasma-based particle accelerators, and novel radiation sources.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

2007

Chih-Kang Shih
Physics

Citation: For his original and innovative contributions to the understanding of growth and properties of quantum nanostructures, in particular his pioneering contributions to quantum growth of metal thin films and optical coherence in semiconductor quantum dots.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

François Waelbroeck
Physics

Citation: For his work on the effect of velocity shear on ballooning modes, on the formation of current ribbons, and on the effect of the polarization current in magnetic islands.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

John Craig Wheeler
Astronomy

Citation: In recognition of his work on supernova astrophysics and related topics. Throughout his career, Wheeler has synthesized disparate areas and thus catalyzed new research directions.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

2006

Sanjay Kumar Banerjee
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Citation: For contributions to silicon and silicon-germanium heterostructure MOS transistors and three- dimensional integrated-circuit technology.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Roger T. Bonnecaze
Chemical Engineering

Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of suspension and interfacial flows.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Alexander A. Demkov
Physics

Citation: For contributions to the development of the materials theory of oxides and their interfaces, as applied to CMOS technology development.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Ronald L. Panton
Mechanical Engineering

Citation: For insightful application of analytical methods to fluid mechanics, the study of turbulence, including wall-bounded turbulent flows and pressure fluctuations, and for authorship of a successful graduate-level fluids textbook.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

2005

Todd Ditmire
Physics

Citation: For pioneering experiments in High Energy Density physics using ultrashort intense lasers, including production of fusion neutrons from laser-irradiated clusters and states of warm dense matter relevant to astrophysics.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Michael P. Marder
Physics

Citation: For his remarkable combination of numerical simulations, theory, and experiments, which have provided major new insights into the behavior of fast cracks.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

2003

Joe Charles Campbell
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Citation: For leading contributions to the development of high-speed, low-noise, long-wavelength avalanche photodiodes.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Richard Fitzpatrick
Physics

Citation: For original research on feedback stabilization of resistive wall modes, error field-driven reconnection, and tearing mode phase-locking and stability in magnetic fusion confinement devices.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Jack L. Ritchie
Physics

Citation: For his contributions to experimental high energy physics, particularly his leadership in the E871 experiment, the most sensitive search available for lepton number violations in K_L decays.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

2001

Boris N. Breizman
Institute for Fusion Studies

Citation: For the development of basic theories to describe a wide variety of nonlinear plasma phenomena and the corellation to experimental data.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

2000

John W. Keto
Physics

Citation: For studies of the energy transport phenomena in dense gases and clusters excited by resonant photon pulses.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Linda Elizabeth Reichl
Physics

Citation: For her original contributions to the field of quantum chaos.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

1999

Michael C. Downer
Physics

Citation: For fundamental contributions to nonlinear and ultrafast laser spectroscopy of solids and surfaces near the melting threshold and of gases and underdense plasmas near the thresholds of ionization and wakefield generation.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Daniel J. Heinzen
Physics

Citation: For outstanding and groundbreaking work on cold-atom photoassociation spectroscopy.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Qian Niu
Physics

Citation: For contributions to the theories of quantum transport.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

1998

Gerald Wayne Hoffmann
Physics

Citation: For contributions to precision measurements of intermediate energy proton-nucleus scattering cross sections and polarization observables, development of polarized nuclear targets, and the understanding of nucleon-nucleus scattering dynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Michael T. Kotschenreuther
Institute for Fusion Studies

Citation: For fundamental contributions to the self-consistent theory of magnetic island formation, for the implementtion of the 'f numerical technique, and for developing theoretical techniques that quantitatively describe plasma transport in tokamaks.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

1997

Mark G. Raizen
Physics

Citation: For outstanding contributions to our understanding of quantum effects in optics, especially at the quantum-classical interface.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Alan James Wootton
Center for High Energy Density Science

Citation: For extraordinary leadership in the experimental investigation and understanding of turbulent processes in tokamaks and for guiding the development of new methods for diagnosing tokamak plasmas.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

1996

Kenneth W. Gentle
Physics

Citation: For his pioneering experiments on wave-particle and wave-wave interactions which have illuminated the fundamental nonlinear phenomena in collisionless plasmas, and for his leadership in the development of experiments which directly measure the fundamental processes of transport in Tokamak plasmas.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

1995

Richard Alfred Matzner
Physics

Citation: For his analyses in general relativity of a wide range of astrophysical phenomena, especially his numerical simulations of strong-field gravitational systems and the gravitational radiation they produce.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

1994

Ahmet Yasar Aydemir
Institute for Fusion Studies

Citation: For the development of three-dimensional nonlinear incompressible resistive-MHD simulations and their application to dynamo action in reverse field pinches; and for numerical investigations of the trigger mechanism for fast sawtooth crashes in tokamaks.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

1992

Phillip J. Morrison
Physics

Citation: For development of structural properties of dynamical models used in plasma physics, especially concerning the Hamiltonian formulation of the MHD and Vlasov-Maxwell systems.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

James Walter Van Dam
Physics

Citation: For basic works in ballooning mode theory and the interaction or energetic particles with plasmas, where essential criteria where obtained for attaining stability in apparently MHD unstable systems.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

1990

Swadesh Mitter Mahajan
Physics

Citation: For simulating contributions to the kinetic theory of confined plasma stability and wave propagation, especially with regard to can Alphen wave physics.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

1989

Robert Eugene Wyatt
Chemistry

Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theoretical chemical dynamics, particularly quantum mechanical reactive scattering and laser-molecule energy transfer.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

1988

Henry Vernon Wong
Institute for Fusion Studies

Citation: For formal and applied application of Hamiltonian stability techniques to numerous complex plasma systems including tandem mirrors, EBT, and free electron lasers.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

1984

Roy F. Schwitters
Physics

Citation: For vital contributions to the discovery of the family of particles and of their properties; for leadership in developing the pp colliding beam physics program at FNAL and building the CDF detector.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

1983

Paul Siu-Chung Ho
Mechanical Engineering

Citation: For his contributions to the basic understanding and technical development of electromigration in thin films and silicide-silicon interfaces.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

 

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