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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Aizenberg, Joanna [2012]
Harvard University
Citation: For research in biomineralization and the control of templated nucleation and growth of crystals
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Alamo, Rufina [2012]
Florida State University
Citation: For her use of well-characterized materials and performance of carefully designed experiments to address structure-property relationships in polyolefins
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Alfredsson, P. Henrik [2012]
Royal Inst of Tech
Citation: For the development of innovative, creative and rigorous experimental methods leading to seminal contributions to our understanding of instabilities, transitional and turbulent flows
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Allegrini, Maria [2012]
University of Pisa
Citation: For contributions to laser interactions with atoms and small molecules: energy pooling collisions, high resolution spectroscopy, laser cooling of diatomic molecules, and contributions to international physics through collaborations and professional service
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Altfeder, Igor [2012]
Air Force Research Laboratory
Citation: For important developments in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, in particular for development of thermal Scanning Tunneling Microscopy technique and experimental discovery of field-induced vacuum phonon tunneling
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Anderson, William [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For significant contributions to the field of dynamic material properties research, and specifically for achieving a better understanding of the dynamic response of geophysical, planetary, and materials of importance to national security
Nominated by: Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter

Arrington, John [2012]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For his extensive and systematic work in understanding the electromagnetic form factors of the nucleon and the role of short distance phenomena in nuclei
Nominated by: Topical Group on Hadronic Physics

Aschenauer, Elke-Caroline [2012]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For her scientific and technical accomplishments in the study of the spin structure of the nucleon, and her demonstrated ability to lead large, international collaborations in design and execution of such experiments.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Aspelmeyer, Markus [2012]
University of Vienna
Citation: For outstanding contributions to experimental quantum information, quantum optics, and quantum foundations, including the first experimental realization of a one-way quantum computer using 4-photon entangled cluster states and the first demonstration of radiation-pressure based cavity cooling of a micromechanical system
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Aspuru-Guzik, Alan [2012]
Harvard University
Citation: For his contributions at the interface of quantum information and chemistry and biology, including theory and experiment on quantum simulation for molecules, the development of the undertsanding of quantum coherence in photosynthesis, and density functional theory for open quantum systems
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Balicas, Luis M. [2012]
Florida State University
Citation: For experimental studies of unconventional superconductors, heavy fermion materials, and frustrated magnetic systems
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Bao, Wei [2012]
Renmin University of China
Citation: For neutron scattering studies of the magnetic structure and spin dynamics of highly correlated electron systems
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Bari, Robert [2012]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For his many contributions to nuclear power reactor safety, security, and proliferation resistance, including major contributions to probabilistic risk assessment and to methods for analyzing proliferation resistance of complex nuclear systems; and for leadership in advancing safety internationally
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Barzi, Emanuela [2012]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For her innovations in the development of advanced superconductors, her continuous efforts in promoting International scientific collaborations, and her unwavering mentoring of US and Italian students
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Bashir, Rashid [2012]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For contributions to applications of nanotechnology to biology and medicine, and development of electrical and mechanical biosensors for molecules and cells
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Batlle, Xavier [2012]
Universitat de Barcelona
Citation: For his major, original contributions to the fundamental understanding of the magnetic properties of nanostructured materials and particle-like systems, and of the interplay among finite-size, surface, interface, interaction and proximity effects
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Beane, Silas [2012]
New Hampshire University
Citation: For advancing the understanding of few-hadron systems from Quantum Chromodynamics by pioneering the application of effective field theories and lattice calculations of the QCD path integral to these systems
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Beatty, James J. [2012]
The Ohio State University
Citation: For contributions to cosmic ray astrophysics, including leadership roles in the design, construction, and operation of the Pierre Auger Observatory, balloon-borne studies of cosmic ray antiprotons and positrons, and in searches for high energy neutrinos using radio techniques
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Beausoleil, Raymond [2012]
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Citation: For contributions to basic research in nonlinear and quantum optics with applications to information technology
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Behnia, Kamran [2012]
LPEM-ESPCI
Citation: For high-resolution thermal transport measurements to understand unconventional quantum states of matter
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Belyanin, Alexey [2012]
Texas A&M University, College Station
Citation: For pioneering contributions in the ultrafast and nonlinear optics of nanostructured materials and the development of novel semiconductor laser sources in the mid-infrared and terahertz spectral range
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Bertulani, Carlos A. [2012]
Texas A&M University, Commerce
Citation: For leading the development of theories for electromagnetic processes in heavy-ion collisions, including many pioneering and successful predictions for reactions involving nuclei far from the stability line.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Bilek, Marcela M. [2012]
University of Sydney
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the physics of plasma processing, resulting in plasma sources, processes and materials with applications to industries ranging from information technology to biomedicine
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Blackmon, Jeffrey C. [2012]
Louisiana State University
Citation: For his vision and innovation in exploiting radioactive nuclear beams to advance our understanding of nuclear processes that govern astrophysical phenomena
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Blick, Robert H. [2012]
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Citation: For his distinctive contributions to the physics of quantum dots and nanomechanical systems, and for his fine contributions to developing new on-chip screening methods for ion channel spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy of proteins
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Boettger, Jonathan C. [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For diverse contributions of profound impact on modern methods of simulating matter under extreme conditions, especially equations of state and properties of heavy element systems, and for synthesizing the computed results in ways significant to the success of experiments important to national security
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Bourne, Neil K. [2012]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For seminal work enhancing understanding of the kinetics of deformation mechanisms in condensed matter and their interaction to define the response of inert and energetic materials to extreme mechanical loading
Nominated by: Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter

Bousso, Raphael [2012]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For fundamental discoveries in the field of quantum cosmology, including the covariant entropy bound and the string landscape
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Brambilla, Nora [2012]
Tech Univ Muenchen
Citation: For contributions to the theory of heavy-quark-antiquark systems, including the development of new effective field theories, and for contributions to the field of heavy-quarkonium physics through the founding and leadership of the Quarkonium Working Group
Nominated by: Topical Group on Hadronic Physics

Branz, Howard [2012]
NREL
Citation: For seminal research on thin film silicon: defects, metastability, growth processes, nanostructuring, and solar cells
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Brock, Joel D. [2012]
Cornell University
Citation: For innovative time-resolved and in-situ synchrotron x-ray experiments on the structure, dynamics, and growth mechanisms of complex, low-dimensional systems, including liquid crystals, charge density wave systems, ion-bombarded surfaces, electrodeposition and pulsed-laser deposited complex oxides.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Bundschuh, Ralf A. [2012]
The Ohio State University
Citation: For his significant contributions to our quantitative understanding of biophysical properties of nucleic acids and to the use of physical approaches in biological sequence analysis
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Bunker, Bruce A. [2012]
University of Notre Dame
Citation: For contributions to the development of X-ray absorption spectroscopy and applications to complex nanoscale materials
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Byrd, John [2012]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For his seminal contributions to accelerator science in the areas of: collective beam behavior, coherent synchrotron radiation in storage rings and femtosecond timing and synchronization of accelerator systems
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Cahay, Marc [2012]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For seminal contributions to understanding transport properties of mesoscopic systems and for pioneering work in spintronic devices
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Cammarata, Robert [2012]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the thermodynamics and mechanics of surfaces, thin films, and nanomaterials, and to the synthesis, processing and mechanical behavior of nanocomposite thin films.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Carpick, Robert W. [2012]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: for his outstanding contributions to developing an atomic-level understanding of the tribological phenomena of friction, adhesion, and wear
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Carruthers, Thomas F. [2012]
UMBC
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the fields of ultrafast optics, nonlinear optics, and fiber lasers, for services to the physics community, and for advising and overseeing the construction and operation of interferometric gravitational-wave detectors
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Chandross, Michael E. [2012]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For his outstanding contributions to the development of computational physics methods and their application to tribology and the aging and reliability of nanomaterials
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Chang, Chia-Seng [2012]
Academia Sinica
Citation: For long lasting contribution in surface sciences and nanotechnology research, and innovative developments on scanning probe microscopy, UHV TEM-STM combined system for in-situ nanoscale observation and measurements, and the development of phase plate and wet cell for TEM for biological imaging
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Chen, Gang [2012]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the understanding of heat transfer at nanoscale and to the development of thermoelectric energy conversion technologies
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Chen, Shi-Jie [2012]
University of Missouri, Columbia
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to physics-based theoretical and computational studies of structure, stability, folding kinetics and ion effects in Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) biology
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Chi, Cheng-Chung [2012]
National Tsing Hua University
Citation: For studies of nonequilibrium superconductivity and quasiparticle dynamics using tunneling and ultrafast pulse experiments
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Cirigliano, Vincenzo [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For his foundational theoretical contributions to the interpretation of weak decays of light hadrons and the delineation of broader impacts of electric dipole moment searches, and for his contributions to studies of baryogenesis in the early universe
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Colgan, James P. [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For advancing our fundamental understanding in the electron-impact ionization, few-photon multiple ionization, and ion-impact ionization of atoms and molecules found in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Collins, Reuben T. [2012]
Colorado School of Mines
Citation: For contributions to understanding optical properties of high temperature superconductors, complex semiconductor heterostructures, porous silicon and hybrid organic-inorganic heterostructures
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Cook, David M. [2012]
Lawrence University
Citation: For the prominent roles he has played in developing and disseminating outstanding computational elements for undergraduate physics courses, in building an exemplary undergraduate physics program, and in executive leadership of the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Cottle, Paul [2012]
Florida State University
Citation: For the impact of his efforts to improve university physics education, especially for precollege teachers, and his advocacy for effective precollege science education standards and policy in Florida and nationally
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Cushman, Priscilla [2012]
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Citation: For outstanding contributions in the design and execution of experiments probing beyond the Standard Model especially the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search and the precise measurement of the muon magnetic moment, and the development of photodetection and low radioactivity instrumentation to advance the capabilities of high energy physics experiments
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Das, Bhanu [2012]
Indian Institute of Science
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the theory of parity and time-reversal violations in atoms in the context of probing the Standard Model of particle physics, and for his leadership in promoting international collaborations in frontier areas of atomic, molecular and optical physics
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Dasu, Sridhara [2012]
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Citation: For leadership in understanding the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking in proton-proton collisions, contributions to studies of flavor-changing neutral current electro-weak decays of the B-meson, and innovation in triggering, data acquisition and computing in particle physics experiments
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Day, Donal [2012]
University of Virginia
Citation: For his studies of high momentum transfer quasielastic electron scattering, scaling relations and the short-range structure of nuclei and for his contributions to the use of polarized targets in the study of nucleon form factors and spin structure functions
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

De Gouvea, Andre Luiz [2012]
Northwestern University
Citation: For exceptional service to the field of neutrino physics through innovative studies of possible neutrino properties and their experimental implications
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

de Melo, Carlos A.R. Sa [2012]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to the field of ultra-cold atoms, and for his seminal investigations of ultra-cold fermions during the evolution from Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer to Bose-Einstein condensate superfluidity
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Decker, Glenn [2012]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the design, commissioning, and enhancement of synchrotron light sources, and for innovative developments in field of particle beam diagnostics. In particular for the development and the largest deployment in the world of photoemission-type photon beam position monitors in the global closed-loop orbit feedback system
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Demarteau, Marcellinus [2012]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For his contributions to our understanding of the electroweak interactions, his role in developing new capabilities for silicon based tracking detectors, and his leadership in expanding R&D for new detector technologies
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Demler, Eugene [2012]
Harvard University
Citation: For pioneering theoretical contributions to many-body physics with ultracold atoms.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Den Hartog, Daniel J. [2012]
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Citation: For novel advances in and applications of optical and spectroscopic plasma diagnostic techniques in different magnetic configurations, and for critical experimental contributions in understanding magnetic self-organization in the reversed field pinch
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Deveaud, Benoit [2012]
Ecole Polytech Federal
Citation: For demonstration of Bose Einstein condensation of exciton polaritons in microcavities and developments in semiconductor ultrafast optics
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Deyoung, Paul [2012]
Hope College
Citation: For his strong and sustained leadership of facilitating research opportunities to enhance undergraduate education
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Di Ventra, Massimiliano [2012]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For contributions to the theory of electronic transport in nanoscale conductors
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Dilling, Jens [2012]
TRIUMF
Citation: For contributions to precision nuclear physics measurements using laser spectroscopy and mass measurements, in particular for the advancement of our understanding of Halo-nuclei, and the development of Penning trap mass spectrometry for highly charged rare isotopes.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Dimits, Andris M. [2012]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For important insights and contributions to the theory and simulation of kinetic turbulent transport in magnetized plasmas, including the effects of self-consistent turbulence-induced velocity shear and Coulomb collisions
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Dokholyan, Nikolay [2012]
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Citation: For using multiscale modeling techniques to advance our understanding of physical interactions within and between biological molecules that yield insights into their complex organization, behavior, and evolution. He has served the community by making his these tools publicly accessible
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Dowling, David R. [2012]
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Citation: For conduct and analysis of experiments on turbulent mixing and high-Reynolds number wall-bounded flows, and for contributions to fluids education
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Dutta, Mitra [2012]
University of Illinois, Chicago
Citation: For research leadership and administration in government and academia, through which she has susported the applications of physics for society, outreach to the public, and enhancement of physics education
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Eckern, Ulrich [2012]
University of Augsburg
Citation: For contributions to the theory of nonequilibrium superconductivity, quantum dissipation in Josephson junctions, and phase coherence in disordered and interacting mesoscopic systems
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

El-Shall, M. Samy [2012]
Virginia Commonwealth University
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to the fields of ion-induced nucleation, ion mobility, thermochemistry and structures of molecular cluster ions, gas phase cluster polymerization, nanostructured materials and nanocatalysis
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Eliasson, Bengt [2012]
Ruhr Univ Bochum
Citation: For seminal contributions to computational and nonlinar plasma physics involving novel parametric interactions and coherent nonlinear structures at scales ranging from kinetic to quantum
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Eriksson, Mark A. [2012]
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Citation: For contributions to the understanding and development of nanodevices for spintronics and quantum information applications
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Felser, Claudia [2012]
Johannes Gutenberg University
Citation: For creating and understanding new Heusler materials with spintronic and energy functionalities
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Fernandez, Juan C. [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding and sustained contributions in laser-plasma interactions, relativistic laser-plasmas, and self-organizing force-free magnetized plasmas, and in their application to fusion research and national security
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Fiorani, Dino [2012]
National Research Council of Italy
Citation: For his contribution to the physics of nanostructured materials and his contribution to the international aspect of physics through organization of international science meetings
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Fleming, Donald G. [2012]
TRIUMF
Citation: For his pioneering studies utilizing muons as uniquely sensitive isotopic probes of molecular interactions and quantum mass effects in the chemical sciences
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Frenje, Johan [2012]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering development of unique neutron diagnostic methods and their utilization in inertial confinement fusion research, particularly in assessing implosion performance in fundamental and applied nuclear-science experiments
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Frischknecht, Amalie [2012]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the theory of ionomers and nanocomposites including the development and application of density functional theory to polymers
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Fryxell, Bruce [2012]
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Citation: For his work disseminating computational methods to the field of astrophysics and applying these methods to a wide range of astrophysics from supernovae to X-ray binaries
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Fuchs, Christopher [2012]
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Citation: For powerful theorems and lucid expositions that have expanded our understanding of quantum foundations, through his illuminating reformulation of the view that quantum states are states of knowledge, merging the Copenhagen interpretation with the interpre- tation of probabilities as degrees of belief
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Fursa, Dmitry [2012]
Curtin University
Citation: For the development of the convergent close-coupling method for quasi two-electron targets
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Ganan-Calvo, Alfonso M. [2012]
Univ de Sevilla
Citation: Novel insights, including experiments and theory, for molding fluid jets into micro jets using aerodynamic, hydrodynamic or electrical forces
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Ganesan, Venkatraghavan [2012]
University of Texas, Austin
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

Garg, Anupam K. [2012]
Northwestern University
Citation: For theory and predictions of molecular magnetism and macroscopic quantum phenomena
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Giddings, Steven [2012]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For his wide ranging contributions to gravitational physics at its intersection with elementary particle physics, especially his work on the quantum properties of black holes in the universe and in accelerators
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Glenzinski, Douglas [2012]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For his leadership on many levels of the CDF experiment including the construction and commissioning of the intermediate silicon detector (ISL) effort, serving as physics coordinator as well as his many physics contributions to the characterization of the top quark and search for new physics in the B_s channel
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Goebel, Dan M. [2012]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Citation: For the invention, development, and fielding of novel plasma devices used in science and industry, including magnetic fusion, propulsion, microwave-source, and semiconductor-processing research
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Goldman, Rachel [2012]
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Citation: For contributions to the fundamental understanding of strain relaxation, alloy formation, and diffusion, and their applications to nanostructure processing
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Gopalan, Venkatraman [2012]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For his insightful use of symmetry combined with optical and scanning probe methods to better understand domain walls and the influence of defects, rotations, and strain on ferroelectrics and multiferroics.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Gorelenkov, Nikolai [2012]
Princeton University
Citation: For ground-breaking research on predictions and observations of energetic-particle-driven electromagnetic instabilities in magnetically-confined toroidal plasmas
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Gottesman, Daniel [2012]
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Citation: For his pioneering theoretical work on quantum computation and cryptography, in particular laying the foundations of quantum error correction and rigorously extending the theory of fault tolerant quantum computation
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Govorov, Alexandre O. [2012]
Ohio State University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of optical properties of semiconductor and metal nanostructures, including elucidation of the optical Aharonov-Bohm and nonlinear Fano effects
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Grein, Christoph [2012]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For achievements in novel superlattice-based infrared detectors and emitters
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Gullion, Terry W. [2012]
West Virginia University
Citation: For creation, development, and numerous applications of solid-state NMR techniques for measuring distances between nuclear spins in biological, polymeric, and inorganic rotating solids
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Guo, Chunlei [2012]
University of Rochester
Citation: For pioneering contributions in laser-matter interactions and applications, including the discoveries of the black and colored metals and exploring their wide range of applications
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Gutmark, Ephraim [2012]
University of Cincinnati
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to the fundamental flow physics of noise, combustion, and propulsion, and the development of flow control methodologies to achieve quiet aircraft engines, clean, stable and efficient combustion, and innovative propulsion systems
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Hamaguchi, Satoshi [2012]
Osaka University
Citation: For seminal contributions to theory and simulation of strongly coupled plasmas, plamas interacting with solid particles and surfaces, and ion-temperature-gradient turbulence dynamics
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Hau, Lene V. [2012]
Harvard University
Citation: For slowing, stopping, and storing light pulses in Bose-Einstein condensates of laser cooled atoms and converting light into a matter imprint then resurrecting the light
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Heinrich, Andreas J. [2012]
IBM Almaden Research Center
Citation: For the development of scanning tunneling microscope methods to study individual magnetic atoms by spin-excitation spectroscopy and nanosecond pump-probe techniques
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Henderson, Stuart [2012]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For leadership in the construction and commissioning of the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and in particular for leading the effort to bring the SNS into full operational status with a beam power in excess of 1 MW
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Henningson, Dan S. [2012]
Kungliga Tek Hogskolan KTH
Citation: For pioneering contributions to linear and nonlinear hydrodynamic stability and numerical simulations of transitional and turbulent flows, including in-depth understanding of the concept of receptivity, bypass transition and flows over complex surfaces, as well as feedback control of these flows
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Hermann, Mark C. [2012]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For innovative technical advances and exceptional leadership in the areas of inertial confinement fusion target design and magnetically driven high-energy-density science
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Hersam, Mark C. [2012]
Northwestern University
Citation: For pioneering research on the fundamentals and applications of nanoelectronic materials, including the development of methods for sorting carbon nanotubes and graphene, and for chemical functionalization of semiconductor surfaces
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Hess, Wayne P. [2012]
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Citation: For advancing laser science to understand the dynamics and reactions of electronically excited crystalline solids and laser desorption of atoms and molecules
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Hoeflich, Peter [2012]
Florida State University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to stellar evolution, radiation hydrodynamics, and nuclear astrophysics, especially in the context of modeling the light curves and spectral evolution of supernova explosions
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Holt, Richard A. [2012]
University of Western Ontario
Citation: For a landmark proposal to test Bell's inequality, and high-prcision experiments of key significance to test quantum electrodynamics in two-electron atomic ions
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Holzapfel, William L. [2012]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For his contributions to experimental studies of the early universe, notably cosmic microwave background anisotropies and its polarization, and Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Hosoi, Anette E. [2012]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For her innovative work in thin fluid films and in the study of nonlinear interactions between viscous fluids and deformable interfaces including shape, kinematic and rheological optimization in biological systems
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Huang, Huan Z. [2012]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For experimental measurements of strange hadrons, in particular hyperons, and quark number scaling in nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Huennekens, John P. [2012]
Lehigh University
Citation: For contributions to the development of fine and hyperfine structure, and quantum interference effects based spectroscopic probes for the study of electronic state interactions and transition dipole moments and for efforts to advance the state of undergraduate physics research experience.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Hughes, Scott [2012]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering work in gravitational wave physics including modeling the waveforms of extreme mass-ratio inspirals, developing a framework for testing black hole spacetimes, and showing how gravitational waves can be used to study structure formation and measure cosmological parameters
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Incandela, Joseph [2012]
CERN
Citation: For distinguished contributions to our understanding of vector bosons, the observation and studies of the properties of the top quark, and searches for new physics at the LHC as well as leadership in the design and construction of new silicon tracking detectors that enabled many important new results at the Tevatron and the LHC
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Intrator, Tom [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For novel experimental investigations of interrelated properties of magnetic flux ropes, magnetic reconnection, and turbulence in astrophysical, space, and fusion physics, and for seminal Alfven-wave current-drive experiments
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Iyer, Balasubramanian [2012]
Raman Research Institute
Citation: For his important contributions to gravitational theory, in particular the post-Newtonian approximation and equations of motion, his outstanding leadership in creating the gravitational wave community in India through the IndIGO consortium, and his key role in the LIGO-India initiative
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Jhe, Wonho [2012]
Seoul National University
Citation: For the experiments on radiative decay in optical cavities, development of a single-beam magneto-optical trap, and observation of critical many-body phenomena in periodically modulated cold-atom systems
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Jin, Kui-juan [2012]
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Citation: For her significant contribution in the crossing area of optics and condensed matter physics, including Fano resonance applying in some semiconductor systems, laser MBE growing and novel property revealing for peroveskite oxide heterostructures, and for her important role as a leading card for women in physics
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Johannes, Michelle D. [2012]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For computational work that has made a strong impact in novel superconductivity, magnetism, charge density waves and battery electrode materials. Her calculations have contributed to understanding and explaining the underlying physics that governs the properties of widely diverse materials
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Johnson, Robert [2012]
University of California, Santa Cruz
Citation: For his leadership of the design and implementation of the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) Tracker
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Julian, Stephen R. [2012]
University of Toronto
Citation: For research on unconventional metallic and superconducting states of heavy fermion metals and strongly correlated oxides
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Kaloper, Namanja [2012]
University of California, Davis
Citation: For numerous and imaginative contributions to theoretical cosmology, particularly for the pioneering work in the physics and cosmology of braneworlds. for important contributions to the early universe inflation and its signatures, creative contributions to the understanding of dark energy and an elucidation of the axiverse
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Kazanas, Demosthenes [2012]
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Citation: For diverse contributions to Astrophysics, ranging from a 1980 independent resolution, of the cosmological horizon problem using the vacuum energy of spontaneously broken gauge theory -- to the recent idea that AGN appearance depends on the properties of MHD winds launched from their accretion disks
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Khitrova, Galina [2012]
University of Arizona
Citation: For fundamental studies of pump probe spectroscopy of atomic vapors and light-matter coupling of cavity fields with quantum wells and dots. In particular, for demonstrating the quantum regime of semiconductor cavity quantum electrodynamics via the vacuum Rabi splitting between a single quantum dot and the field in a photonic crystal nanocavity
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Kim, Yong-Baek [2012]
University of Toronto
Citation: For contributions to the theory of quantum spin liquids in frustrated magnets and correlated electron materials
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Klimenko, Sergey [2012]
University of Florida
Citation: For pioneering the development of coherent algorithms for experimental searches of gravitational waves using ground-based detectors, and outstanding contributions to the most sensitive searches for burst-like gravitational wave signals with the LIGO and VIRGO detectors
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Knox, Lloyd E. [2012]
University of California, Davis
Citation: For motivating major observations (WMAP and Planck), developed widely-using data analysis tools, providing insightful interpretations of data, and calculating the impact of astrophysical processes on the microwave sky. He currently leads the US Planck team estimating cosmological parameters, and works with the South Pole Telescope team measuring signals he predicted over the past 15 years
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Korytov, Andrey [2012]
University of Florida
Citation: For major contributions to the Higgs searches at LHC, and to the design and construction of high rate high precision Muon detectors for the CMS experiment
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Koumoutsakos, Petros [2012]
ETH Zurich
Citation: For his pioneering contributions in the development of vortex methods, multi-scale particle methods, and bio-inspired optimization algorithms and his insightful use of these methods to advance fundamental understanding of bluff body flows, biological flows, and nanofluidics
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Kovchegov, Yuri [2012]
The Ohio State University
Citation: For his seminal contributions to understanding the structure and dynamics of strong color fields in nucleons and nuclei at high energies
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Krauss, Todd D. [2012]
University of Rochester
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the field of nanoscience, especially the photophysics of nanoscale semiconductors, including groundbreaking discoveries of the fluorescence properties of single carbon nanotubes and individual semiconductor nanocrystals.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Kuk, Young [2012]
Seoul National University
Citation: For seminal work in understanding the geometric and electronic properties of carbon-based nanomaterials, including fullerenes, nanotubes and graphene, and pioneering contributions in the development of scanning probe microscopy and structural determination of material surfaces
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Kulp, Daniel [2012]
American Physical Society
Citation: In recognition of his distinguished and dedicated service in the communication of research results to the physics community, in his capacity as Editorial Director of the American Physical Society.
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Kunchur, Milind N. [2012]
University of South Carolina
Citation: For development of short-pulse techniques and studies of dissipation in superconductors
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Kuwata-Gonokami, Makoto [2012]
University of Tokyo
Citation: For contributions to laser spectroscopy and photon science including nonlinear spectroscopy of semiconductors, high density phenomena, cold atoms and micro cavity structures
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Lakhtakia, Akhlesh [2012]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For conceptualization of sculptured thin films; wide-ranging theoretical and experimental research in optics on these materials; design, fabrication, and characterization of optical devices for circular polarization; and significant extensions to biomedical, biomimetic, and forensic arenas
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Lazarian, Alex [2012]
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Citation: For his diverse contributions to the theory of magnetized turbulence and its application to the interstellar medium. He has pioneered the study of fast reconnection in turbulent fluids and discovered the role played by small spinning dust grains in the cosmic microwave foreground emission
Nominated by: Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics

Lebedev, Valeri [2012]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For significant contributions to the accelerator physics underlying the outstanding performance of the Tevatron Collider complex, and the successful commissioning of the CEBAF at Jefferson Lab
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Lebowitz, Norman R. [2012]
University of Chicago
Citation: For fundamental work on the fluid mechanics of rotating stars and self-gravitating masses, and for the development and use of mathematical methods applied to problems of geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Leighton, Chris [2012]
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Citation: For his creative contributions to the fundamental understanding of the physics of magnetic materials including complex oxides, highly spin-polarized ferromagnets, magnetic nanostructures, and interfacial magnetism
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Leitner, David M. [2012]
University of Nebraska
Citation: For his theories of vibrational energy dynamics in molecules and biomolecules.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Li, Christopher [2012]
Drexel University
Citation: For his outstanding contributions to the understanding of structure/property relationships of complex polymer-based, heterogeneous architectures
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Li, Derun [2012]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For his tireless efforts to promote collaboration and cooperation on accelerator science and technology between the US and China and for his work towards the experimental demonstration of muon ionization cooling
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Liddle, James [2012]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For contributions to the science and technology of nanofabrication and nanolithography, including projection electron beam lithography, high-resolution x-ray optics, diblock copolymer and chemically amplified resists, and the directed assembly and metrology of nanoparticle structures
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Ligeti, Zoltan [2012]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For major theoretical contributions to flavor physics, and, in particular, the extraction of fundamental information testing the validity of the Standard Model from analyses of particle mixing, oscillations, and decays, all processes in which the strong force obscures the details of the weak interaction
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Lin, Jingyu [2012]
Texas Technical University
Citation: For her seminal contributions to our fundamental understanding of the electronic and optical properties of the group III-nitride semiconductors and her significant impact on the use of these materials for nanophotonic devices.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Lin, Robert P. [2012]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For fundamental contributions to solar, space plasma, and planetary physics. Many of his discoveries derive from his development of innovative detectors and instruments for low energy electrons in space and of novel x-ray and gamma-ray imaging spectrometers
Nominated by: Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics

Lipton, Ronald [2012]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For his numerous fundamental contributions to the development of silicon detectors which provided particle physics with discoveries of new particles containing b-quarks and observation of unique processes with b-quarks in the final states
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Liu, Kai [2012]
University of California, Davis
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of magnetoresistance effects, exchange bias, and magnetization reversal in magnetic nanostructures
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Loesche, Mathias [2012]
Carnegie Mellon University
Citation: For elucidating the structure of phospholipids films and membranes through microscopy and reflectometry
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Loo, Lynn [2012]
Princeton University
Citation: For elucidating the relationships between structure and function in conducting polymers and organic semiconductors, and for applying this understanding to enhance conductor, transistor, and photovoltaic device performance
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Lookman, Turab [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the computational physics of materials, complex fluids and nonlinear dynamics
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Lousto, Carlos [2012]
Rochester Institute of Technology
Citation: For his important contributions at the interface between perturbation theory and numerical relativity and in understanding how to simulate binary black holes
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Lu, Li [2012]
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Citation: For contributions to experimental studies of mesoscopic and nanoscale electronic materials, and for leadership in promoting international scientific collaborations
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

MacKintosh, Frederick C. [2012]
Vrije University
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to the understanding of biopolymer and cytoskeletal networks
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Makse, Hernan A. [2012]
City College of New York
Citation: For his contributions to a broad range of topics in non-equilibrium systems ranging from urban dynamics and complex networks to statistical mechanics of jammed matter, in particular, the elucidation of the random close packing state of granular matter
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Mantica, Paul [2012]
Michigan State University
Citation: For leading the development of novel decay studies of projectile fragmentation products and the elucidation of nuclear structure through implantation-decay spectroscopy and beta-decay-NMR
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Martin, Stephen [2012]
Northern Illinois University
Citation: For his many contributions to both theoretical and phenomenological aspects of supersymmetry and his excellent exposition of the subject through a well-known primer, invited lectures and conference talks
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Mathur, Neil D. [2012]
University of Cambridge
Citation: For seminal contributions to the science and technology of magnetic and multiferroic oxides
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

McCall, Benjamin [2012]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For integrative studies of the simplest polyatomic molecule (H3+), including its dissociative recombination, proton-swapping reaction with H2, and astronomical observations and modeling; and for the development of high-sensitivity, high-precision methods for molecular ion spectroscopy
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

McCartney, Matha R. [2012]
Arizona State University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the development of off-axis electron holography and applications to the quantification of nanoscale electrostatic and magnetic fields
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Meerson, Baruch [2012]
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Citation: For significant and innovative contributions to the physics of non-equilibrium and non-linear systems, including extinction in population dynamics, instabilities in granular gases, coarsening, and quantum chaos
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Meltzer, David E. [2012]
Arizona State University
Citation: For his tireless advocacy for the quality of professional preparation of K-12 teachers and for the depth and breadth of his scholarly contributions to research in physics education and the community of physics education researchers
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Meng, Jie [2012]
Peking University
Citation: For his many important and continuing contributions in developing the Relativistic Mean Field theory into a predictive tool for nuclear structure research and for creating an active international hub at Beijing in this field
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Morr, Dirk Klaus [2012]
University of Illinois, Chicago
Citation: For contributions to the theory of strongly correlated electron materials and complex phenomena at the nanoscale
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Morris, Stephen W. [2012]
University of Toronto
Citation: For innovative experimental work in nonlinear dynamics, pattern formation, and geophysical patterns, and significant public outreach
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Munro, William [2012]
NTT Basic Research Labs
Citation: For extensive contributions to applied quantum information. He proposed a scheme for quantum multiplexing in a quantum network and weak optical nonlinearities for optical quantum computing. He was the theoretician on the team that first demonstrated coupling of a superconducting flux-qubit to NV diamond spins
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Myers, Steve [2012]
CERN
Citation: For his important contributions to the physics of beams and his exceptional efforts to shape international collaborations enabling successful physics programs at the ISR, LEP and LHC
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Nakatani, Alan [2012]
Dow Chemical Company
Citation: For outstanding contributions to experimental studies of the structure and rheology of multicomponent polymer blends, solutions, and composites using NMR, light scattering, and especially neutron scattering methods
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Natelson, Douglas [2012]
Rice University
Citation: For experiments in atomic- and molecular-scale junctions
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Newberg, Heidi Jo [2012]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Citation: For her contributions to our understanding of the structure of the Milky Way galaxy and the universe and for the development of software and hardware infrastructure for measuring and extracting meaningful information from large astronomical survey data sets
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Nikzad, Shouleh [2012]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Citation: For innovative development of band structure engineering techniques using delta-doping at semiconductor surfaces and their application to produce unprecedented performance in sensors and devices
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Noack, Bernd R. [2012]
CNRS
Citation: For pioneering contributions to closed-loop turbulence control from reduced-order modelling to numerical and experimental demonstrations
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Norreys, Peter [2012]
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Citation: For major contributions to the understanding of energetic particle generation and transport in relativistic laser-plasma interactions, including innovative experiments relevant to fast ignition fusion concepts
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Novokhatski, Alexander [2012]
Stanford University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to accelerator physics: BNS damping, beam dynamics in Linear Colliders, wakefields and coherent radiation of very short bunches, collective instabilities in high current storage rings
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Ohno, Hideo [2012]
Tohoku University
Citation: For outstanding research in materials and device physics, especially the observation of ferromagnetism in magnetically doped III-V semiconductors and their application to spintronics.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Otsuka, Takaharu [2012]
University of Tokyo
Citation: For pioneering contributions in nuclear structure, including the microscopic derivation of the IBM, role of the tensor force in nuclear structure, development of the Monte Carlo Shell Model, and role of three-body forces in understanding exotic nuclei.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Padmore, Howard [2012]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to X-ray optics, instrumentation, and research with synchrotron radiation
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Park, Hyeon K. [2012]
Pohang Univ of Sci & Tech
Citation: For innovative development and implementation of advanced plasma diagnostics including imaging techniques, and for fundamental contributions to the understanding of MHD physics and turbulent transport in toroidal confinement systems
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Patankar, Neelesh A. [2012]
Northwestern University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the understanding of superhydrophobicity, the development of computational methods for immersed bodies, and the numerical analysis of electroosmotic flows
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Pitsch, Heinz [2012]
Stanford University
Citation: For groundbreaking contributions to the development of large-eddy simulations of turbulent combustion as well as their application to aircraft-engine, gas-turbine and reciprocating-engine combustion
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Polychronakos, Alexios [2012]
City College of New York
Citation: For important contributions to the field of statistical mechanics and integrable systems, including the Polychronakos model and the exchange operator formalism, fractional statistics, matrix model description of quantum Hall systems as well as other areas such as noncommutative geometry
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Popovic, Dragana [2012]
Florida State University
Citation: For experimental studies of glassy behavior in strongly correlated systems near the metal-insulator transition
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Pregenzer, Arian [2012]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For her leadership in advancing arms control monitoring and verification technologies and for establishing and leading international scientific cooperation for arms control and international security
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Qi, Fei [2012]
University of Science & Technology of China
Citation: For his pioneering development of synchrotron-based combustion diagnostics, particularly used to study pyrolysis, oxidation and flame chemistry of various fuels
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Redmer, Ronald [2012]
University of Rostock
Citation: For seminal contributions to transport theory in dense plasmas, for first-principles approaches to improving planetary models, and for pioneering work on the theory of Thomson scattering in warm dense matter
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Redwing, Joan [2012]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For key contributions to the mechanistic understanding of materials synthesis by vapor growth, including Si and SiGe nanowires, group-III nitrides and boride-based superconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Reis, David A. [2012]
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the inauguration and development of the burgeoning field of ultrafast x-ray materials science, and particularly for his pioneering use of synchrotron radiation and x-ray laser radiation as tools to understand structural changes in laser-driven solids.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Riehle, Fritz [2012]
Physik-Tech Bundesanstalt
Citation: For his pioneering scientific contributions to the optical frequency standards, high resolution spectroscopy, atom interferometry, and ultracold atomic gases and for his leadership role in the international standards community.
Nominated by: Topical Group Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants

Riseborough, Peter S. [2012]
Temple University
Citation: For contributions to quantum statistical mechanics of non-linear and non-equilibrium phenomena and correlated electron systems
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Robin, David [2012]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For fundamental advances to the understanding and control of the nonlinear beam dynamic behavior of electrons in particle storage rings; including the development of Frequency Map Analysis and Quasi-isochronous Storage Rings
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Roland, Christopher M. [2012]
North Carolina State University
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to computational materials physics and statistical mechanics, his insights into the understanding of growth phenomena for complex and nanostructured materials, and his ground breaking work on surfaces and interfaces.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Romalis, Mikhail V. [2012]
Princeton University
Citation: For seminal contributions to the development of techniques for precision measurement of atomic spin precession and their application to tests of discrete symmetries, tests of Lorentz invariance, and atomic magnetometry
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Roodman, Aaron [2012]
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the measurements of CP asymmetries and rates of two- and three-body decays of B mesons, especially those involving neutrsal pions and kaons, and the determination of the CKM angles alpha and beta and their constraints on beyond-the-standard-model contributions to heavy-flavor interactions
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Rothman, Daniel H. [2012]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For imaginative and insightful studies of the complexity of the natural environment, including problems of flow through porous media, geologic pattern formation, and the dynamics of Earth's carbon cycle, and for the development of discrete models of immiscible fluid mixtures
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Rowan, Sheila [2012]
University of Glasgow
Citation: For her pioneering research in the field of interferometric gravitational wave detection in the area of reducing the effects of thermal noise in optics and suspensions, and for her leadership within this field
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Sanbonmatsu, Karissa [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering computer simulation of molecular machines and biomolecular complexes
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Santos, Michael B. [2012]
University of Oklahoma
Citation: For growth of compound semiconductor nanostructures and spin transport
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Saveliev, Sergey [2012]
Loughborough University
Citation: For distinguished contributions to the theory of classical and quantum transport, particularly for the application of stochastic methods to solid state physics, including superconducting terahertz electronics, vortex dynamics and nanoparticle transport
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Savrasov, Sergej [2012]
University of California, Davis
Citation: For his innovative design and implementation of electronic structure algorithms and software, and for his many contributions to a microscopic understanding of superconductors, magnetic materials, and strongly correlated electron systems.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Schekochihin, Alexander A. [2012]
University of Oxford
Citation: For elucidating fundamental aspects of turbulence in magnetized plasma with application to magnetic field amplification, heating, and transport in astrophysical, space, and laboratory plasmas
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Schonenberger, Christian [2012]
University of Basel
Citation: For charge transport experiments in metallic, semiconducting and molecular nanoelectronics
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Schroeder, Carl B. [2012]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For significant theoretical contributions to the physics of intense laser-plasma interactions, with applications to plasma-based accelerators and light sources
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Schultz, William W. [2012]
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Citation: For deep contributions to nonlinear water waves, die swell, fiber formation and fish swimming, using innovative asymptotic methods and numerical techniques in FEM, BIM and spectral representation
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Schwenk, Achim [2012]
Technical University of Darmstadt
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the nuclear many-body problem, including the application of renormalization group methods and the exploration of three-body forces in nuclear structure, fundamental symmetries and astrophysics
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Seto, Richard [2012]
University of California, Riverside
Citation: For creative experimentation and leadership in the study of hadronic matter under extreme conditions including measurements and analysis leading to the discovery of the strongly-interacting Quark Gluon Plasma (sQGP)
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Shattuck, Mark D. [2012]
City College of New York
Citation: For significant contributions to the understanding of the statistical properties of granular materials, and their analogy to molecular systems
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Shi, Jing [2012]
University of California, Riverside
Citation: For his pioneering work in spin transport in organic semiconductors and organic molecules
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Shiner, David C. [2012]
University of North Texas
Citation: For his work on precision laser measurements in the helium atom, especially helium fine structure and helium nuclear size using the isotope shift
Nominated by: Topical Group Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants

Shinn, Michelle [2012]
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Citation: For contributions in the applications of lasers in society, particularly the development of high power optics technologies for rare earth solid state lasers and free-electron lasers
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Sinnott, Susan B. [2012]
University of Florida
Citation: For significant contributions developing and applying atomistic methods to investigate the physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials, material surfaces, and interfaces
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Sorensen, Chris [2012]
Kansas State University
Citation: For original contributions to condensed matter physics, especially to the scientific understanding and technical application of particulate matter
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Southworth, Stephen [2012]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering the development of atomic and molecular spectroscopies with 3rd and 4th generation light sources including such new effects as higher multipole asymmetries, double K-shell photoionization, and femtosecond electronic response of atoms to ultra-intense x-rays
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Specht, Eliot [2012]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For crystallographic studies of the effects of microstructural defects on materials properties, including advancing the understanding of the effects of crystallographic alignment on current transport in high-temperature superconductors
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Spielman, Ian [2012]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For innovative and pioneering work in quantum phenomena at the intersection of atomic and condensed matter physics, using quantum simulation with ultracold atoms, including the use of optical interactions to create artificial electromagnetic fields and spin-orbit coupling
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Spitzer, Mark [2012]
MicroOptical Corp
Citation: For seminal research on industrially important opto-electronic devices, including photovoltaic devices, micro-display devices and eyeware display devices
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Stamper-Kurn, Dan Moss [2012]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For pioneering and trailblazing advances in the physics of quantum fluids and in quantum optics
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Stancil, Phillip C. [2012]
University of Georgia
Citation: For computational studies of atomic and molecular collision processes and their applications to astrophysics, particularly the chemistry of the early universe and charge exchange phenomena of highly-charged ions in the solar system
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Stanton, John F. [2012]
University of Texas, Austin
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

Stemmer, Susanne [2012]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For major contributions to molecular beam epitaxy of oxide thin films, the development of new dielectrics for compound semiconductors, and the advancement of transmission electron microscopy as a quantitative tool in materials science.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Stewart, Iain W. [2012]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For the development and application of powerful effective field theory techniques for analyzing nonperturbative processes in the strong interactions, ranging from nucleon-nucleon collisions to top quark production.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Su, Qichang [2012]
Illinois State University
Citation: For his contributions to understanding the atomic ionization process under intense laser fields and his highly effective involvement of undergraduate students in this research work
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Svoboda, Robert [2012]
University of California, Davis
Citation: For his numerous contributions to the study of the neutrino, and development of technologies for neutrino detection. His contributions include the first observation of neutrinos from the supernova SN1987A, and development of large underground neutrino detectors such s IMB, Super-Kamikande, and Kamland that have resulted in the definitive discovery of neutrino oscillations
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Tanielian, Minas [2012]
Boeing Company
Citation: For ground breaking advancements in the application of condensed matter physics to electronics communications in the aerospace industry, as well as nanotechnology research with global significance
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Tegmark, Max [2012]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For his contributions to cosmology, including precision measurements from cosmic microwave background and galaxy clustering data, tests of inflation and gravitation theories, and the development of a new technology for low-frequency radio interferometry
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Thomas, Luc [2012]
IBM Almaden Research Center
Citation: For significant contributions to the fundamental understanding and applications of the current and field induced dynamics of magnetic domain walls
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Thoroddsen, Sigurdur T. [2012]
King Abdullah Univ
Citation: For the development and use of high-speed imaging to understand the dynamics of small-scale multiphase and interfacial flows, leading to fundamental new understanding of the behavior of the bubbles and drops, breakup and coalescence, cavitation, splashes and other free surface flows
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Toroczkai, Zoltan [2012]
University of Notre Dame
Citation: For his contributions to the understanding the statistical physics of complex systems, in particular for his discoveries pertaining to the structure and dynamics of complex networks.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Valla, Tonica [2012]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For photoelectron spectroscopy studies of the electronic structure and collective dynamics of strongly correlated materials
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vanderhaeghen, Marc [2012]
Johannes Gutenberg University
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the two-photon physics and fundamental work on the subnucleonic structure of baryons
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Vasilyev, Oleg V. [2012]
University of Colorado, Boulder
Citation: For pioneering work on adaptive wavelet methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics, fundamental contributions to the advancement of Adaptive Large Eddy Simulation approach and explicit filtering in LES, and the development of volume penalization methods for compressible flows
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Vitev, Ivan [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of the mechanisms of parton energy loss in strongly-interacting matter and for pioneering theoretical work on jet production in heavy-ion reactions at RHIC and the LHC
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Vuletic, Vladan [2012]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering advances across AMO physics, including quantum information and precision measurement with atomic ensembles, cavity QED, atomic collisions and Casimir forces for atom condensates near surfaces
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Wackeroth, Doreen [2012]
State University of New York, Buffalo
Citation: For careful contributions to electroweak and Higgs physics, especially the computation and phenomenology of electroweak and QCD corrections to W, Z and Higgs boson production at hadron colliders, and for service to high energy physics especially co-organizing a decade of annual LoopFest Workshops
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wang, Hongfei [2012]
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the development of surface nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy and to the understanding of molecular interaction and structure at interfaces
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wang, Mu [2012]
Nanjing University
Citation: For his original contributions in understanding nonlinear phenomena in crystallization, exploration of opto-electric properties of self-organized metallic microstructures, and his tireless efforts in promoting international scientific exchange and collaboration
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Wang, Nan Lin [2012]
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of correlated electron systems, particularly iron-based superconductors
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wang, Shan X. [2012]
Stanford University
Citation: For seminal contributions to biomagnetics, nanomagnetics, and magnetic recording emphasizing fundamental physics and innovative applications of magnetic nanoparticles, spintronic sensors, and materials
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Wang, Yun [2012]
University of Oklahoma
Citation: For her leadership in dark energy research, especially in developing a robust and consistent framework for analysing and interpreting cosmological data to place model-independent constraints on dark energy, and in optimizing the science return of planned space missions to probe dark energy
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Watkins, James [2012]
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Citation: For his pioneering efforts in manipulating polymers to develop technologically functional nanoscopic materials
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Weinacht, Thomas [2012]
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Citation: For pioneering leadership in the development and use of learning algorithms to control and shape laser light pulses in the femtosecond domain. Such coherent control selectively drives chosen transitions, both linear and non-linear, in complicated systems with a large number of other possibilities
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Williams, Mark C. [2012]
Northeastern University
Citation: For his original contributions to the development of the field of single molecule biophysics. In particular, for his use of quantitative models to describe the interactions of single DNA molecules with biologically important proteins and DNA binding ligands
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wills, John M. [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of electronic structure theory and methodology, and first-principles understanding of f-electron physics in rare-earth and actinide materials
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Wolkow, Robert A. [2012]
University of Alberta
Citation: For contributions to atomic-scale characterization and fabrication processes with an emphasis on silicon surfaces
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Woodard, Richard P [2012]
University of Florida, Gainesville
Citation: For outstanding contributions in the areas of quantum cosmology and quantum gravity, and for his dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wu, Zhen [2012]
Rutgers University
Citation: For innovative and insightful studies into surface interactions of spin-polarized atoms
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Xiong, Peng [2012]
Florida State University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of magnetotransport in nanostructured superconductors, ferromagnets, and their hybrids
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Yacoby, Amir [2012]
Harvard University
Citation: For experiments of low-dimensional coherent transport, local imaging, and quantum computation in mesoscopic devices
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Yang, Jihui [2012]
University of Washington
Citation: For pioneering studies of the design, synthesis and characterization of novel thermoelectric materials, and for leadership in their use in devices and systems for waste heat recovery applications
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Yoda, Minami [2012]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: For outstanding contributions to experimental fluid dynamics and optical diagnostics and, specifically, for innovative contributions to the development of evanescent-wave illumination techniques to study flows in near-wall regions
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Zhang, Qiming [2012]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For his pioneering work in electroactive polymers in exploiting defect modifications to significantly enhance the performance of materials and in advancing their application for energy conversion and energy storage
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Zhang, Xiaoguang [2012]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering work in the development and application of the scattering theory and computational methods to materials studies, in particular to the study of electron transport in magnetic tunnel junctions
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Zhao, Zhengguo [2012]
University of Science & Technology of China
Citation: For outstanding leadership in measuring hadronic cross sections and particle properties at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider and for important contributions to the detector construction and physics analysis of the ATLAS experiment at CERN
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Zhuang, Xiaowei [2012]
Harvard University
Citation: For her seminal contributions to the development of biophysical techniques involving super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and single molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer, and her successful applications of these techniques to many critical biological problems
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Zimanyi, Gergely T. [2012]
University of California, Davis
Citation: For contributions to the theory of strongly correlated systems, vortices, and magnetic hysteresis
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics