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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Abanov, Alexander G. [2016]
State University of New York - Stony Brook
Citation: For pioneering contributions to electronic condensed matter physics using topological and hydrodynamic methods.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Abbott, Nicholas [2016]
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Citation: For deep contributions to the understanding of interfacial phenomena in liquid crystalline and colloidal systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Adler, Edward [2016]

Citation: For significant scientific advancement in the application of plasma-based electronic systems to advanced space communications, and for the advancement of systems and processes necessary to transition novel physics into technical innovation, both in government and private sector capacities.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Aganagic, Mina [2016]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For pioneering applications of string dualities to mathematics, including the discoveries of the topological vertex and of refined Chern-Simons theory.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Apollinari, Giorgio [2016]
Fermilab
Citation: For his successful efforts in organizing international technical collaborations on development and construction of elements for detectors and accelerators, and for his leadership in sharing technologies and learned lessons across the field of high energy physics throughout the world.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Appelbaum, Ian [2016]
University of Maryland, College Park
Citation: For advancing the study of spin-polarized electron transport in semiconductors, especially the fundamental processes revealed by coherent and time-resolved spin transport over macroscopic distances in silicon and germanium.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Argyres, Philip [2016]
University of Cincinnati
Citation: For contributions to the study of dualities and nonperturbative dynamics in supersymmetric and conformal quantum field theories.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Atwater, Harry [2016]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering contributions to plasmonics and nanophotonics.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Averitt, Richard [2016]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For his pioneering experimental study of the electrodynamics of correlated electron materials and metamaterials.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Badnell, Nigel [2016]
University of Strathclyde
Citation: For pioneering work in the theory and computation of atomic collisional processes, especially dielectronic recombination, and for his contributions to astrophysics and magnetic fusion research.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Baumgarte, Thomas W. [2016]
Bowdoin College
Citation: For numerous contributions to numerical relativity and computational astrophysics, including initial data algorithms and codes for binary compact stars, co-development of the BSSN formulation of Einstein's field equations, and the involvement of undergraduate students in forefront research.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Bean, Rachel [2016]
Cornell University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of dark energy, and her cosmological observations to constrain physics beyond the Standard Model of physics.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Beers, Timothy C. [2016]
University of Notre Dame
Citation: For extensive surveillance of the metal-poor stars in the Milky Way that constrain the origin of the elements in the universe and the nature of neutron-capture nucleosynthesis processes in early generations of stars.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Bell, L. Douglas [2016]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For the invention of ballistic electron emission microscopy, which is used worldwide for nanometer resolution imaging of device interface electronic structure, and for contributions to understanding electron transport.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Bell, Nicole [2016]
University of Melbourne
Citation: For fundamental contributions regarding the interface of astrophysics and particle physics, particularly in neutrino astrophysics and cosmology, and dark matter phenomenology.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Bernstein, Adam [2016]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering work at the intersection of nuclear science and nuclear nonproliferation, including the development of antineutrino-based methods for monitoring the production of fissile material and large volume detectors for rapid screening of cargo for the presence of fissile material.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Bertolucci, Sergio [2016]
INFN-Frascati Rome
Citation: For outstanding leadership in large international collaborations in high energy physics, including the formation of the global effort for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, and many roles at CERN including director of research and scientific computing during the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Bertozzi, Andrea L. [2016]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For seminal work on thin film fluid analysis and modeling, contributions to the understanding of vorticity and incompressible flow, experimentation on particle laden-free surface flow, and application of fluid models to biological and technological problems.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Bianconi, Antonio [2016]
Universityersità di Roma
Citation: For developing experimental methods using synchrotron radiation including X-ray absorption near edge structure and scanning micro-X-ray diffraction, and for advanced data analysis techniques used to unveil the role of complex local structures in the functionality of oxide materials and metalloproteins.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Bicak, Jiri [2016]
Charles University
Citation: For advanced research in general relativity and gravitation, and for his leadership in the gravitational physics community, especially in Eastern Europe.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Bittner, Eric R. [2016]
University of Houston
Citation: For developing theoretical and computational descriptions of quantum dynamics in molecular systems, especially for their use in understanding the migration of energy and charge in molecular electronic excited states.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Bloom, Ken [2016]
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Citation: For the characterization of the top quark using data from Tevatron Collider and the Large Hadron Collider, and for leadership in computing for the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Boedo, Jose A. [2016]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For his ground-breaking contributions to the studies of plasma drifts and intermittent plasma transport in the peripheral region of tokamaks.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Bosted, Peter [2016]
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Citation: For invaluable contributions to unraveling the structure of the proton and neutron via elastic, inelastic, and spin-dependent electron scattering from nucleons and nuclei.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Hadronic Physics

Brener, Igal [2016]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For contributions to optical phenomena in semiconductors, including their coupling to metasurfaces for passive, tunable, and nonlinear metamaterials, and coherent terahertz phenomena and instrumentation.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Brown, Robert G.W. [2016]
American Institute of Physics
Citation: For leadership and pioneering contributions in research, development, and technology transfer of many commercially important optoelectronic concepts, devices, and applications.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Brun, Todd A. [2016]
University of Southern California
Citation: For contributions to quantum theory and quantum information science, including decoherence and continuous quantum measurement, quantum computation, and quantum error correction.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Caldeira, Amir [2016]
Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the description of macroscopic quantum phenomena and quantum dissipation.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Caruthers, James M. [2016]
Purdue University
Citation: For substantial and innovative advancements in the physics and nonlinear mechanics of glassy polymers.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Cattaneo, Fausto [2016]
University of Chicago
Citation: For leadership in applying advanced computations to problems of astrophysical convection and the evolution of astrophysical magnetic fields, and elucidating the physics of both small and large spatial scale astrophysical magnetic field generation, magnetized accretion disks, and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence.
Nominated by: Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics

Catterall, Simon [2016]
Syracuse University
Citation: For numerous important contributions to computational physics and lattice field theory through studies of gravity, technicolor, and especially the lattice formulation of supersymmetric field theories.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Chantler, Christopher T. [2016]
University of Melbourne
Citation: For advances in the accurate measurement and understanding of photons and matter interaction in the X-ray regime.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Chen, Hui [2016]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering experimental research on relativistic positron generation using ultra-intense short-pulse lasers.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Chen, Yong P. [2016]
Purdue University
Citation: For significant contributions to the material physics of chemical vapor deposition; and to the development of intrinsic 3-D topological insulators with transport dominated by Dirac surface states.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Chernyak, Vladimir [2016]
Wayne State University
Citation: For seminal theoretical contributions to nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of open quantum systems, many-body theory of electronic excitations, optoelectronic materials, optimal control, networks and power systems, and coherent femtosecond nonlinear spectroscopy.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Cho, Junhan [2016]
Dankook University
Citation: For contributions to understanding compressible characteristics and pressure effects of nanostructured polymer systems, and the development of Landau and self-consistent field theories for inhomogeneous polymeric mixtures.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Cho, Kyeongjae [2016]
University of Texas at Dallas
Citation: For seminal contributions to the development and application of first principles methods in the study of nanoscale materials, and the application of rational material design approaches to develop metal alloy and transition metal oxide catalysts for clean energy technology.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Chung, Daniel [2016]
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Citation: For broad contributions to the interface of high energy theory and cosmology.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Cicerone, Marcus [2016]
NIST -Natl Institute of Stds & Tech
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding of the dynamics in glassy materials, demonstrating its importance in the stabilization of protein therapeutics, and the development of broadband CARS microscopy for bioimaging.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Coutu, Stéphane [2016]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to particle astrophysics, spanning the energy range from direct measurements to the highest energy particles found in nature.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Csáki, Csaba [2016]
Cornell University
Citation: For wide-ranging contributions to theories for physics beyond the standard model, from cosmology to electroweak symmetry breaking.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

D'Souza, Raissa M. [2016]
University of California, Davis
Citation: For seminal contributions to the statistical physics of complex systems, including self-organization in jamming phenomena and cascades, abrupt percolation transitions, and interdependence in network systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Darve, Christine [2016]
European Spallation Source
Citation: For sustained contribution to specification, design, construction, and operation of critical components of superconducting linear accelerators, and for leadership in expanding the reach of physics and educational outreach and dissemination of knowledge generated through large scale science facilities around the world.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

David, Gabor [2016]
Stony Brook University (formerly BNL)
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the discovery of jet quenching, direct photon production, and thermal photon flow in heavy ion collisions, and for educational activities and consistent promotion of international collaboration.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Davies, Christine [2016]
University of Glasgow
Citation: For innovations in lattice quantum chromodynamics and their many applications to particle physics phenomenology.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Davis, Matthew [2016]
University of Queensland
Citation: For innovative theoretical studies of quantum gases, including the kinetics of condensate formation, vortex nucleation mechanisms, and development and application of classical field techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Detmold, William [2016]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering work in calculating few-body hadronic systems from first principles using lattice quantum chromodynamics, including the spectrum of the light nuclei and hypernuclei, Bose-condensed multimeson systems, and the first inelastic nuclear reaction.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Dinner, Aaron [2016]
University of Chicago
Citation: For the development of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics theories that reveal general quantitative principles governing the behavior of living systems, and applications to understanding molecular, cell, and organismal scale experiments.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Dissertori, Günther [2016]
Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Citation: For pioneering work in quantum chromodynamics measurements in colliders, leadership in the discovery of the Higgs boson, and enabling searches for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider, as well as his effective efforts to promote international collaboration and help smaller countries develop exchanges for vibrant physics research.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Dominguez, Aaron [2016]
Catholic University of America
Citation: For leading contributions to measurements of B hadron properties for top quark physics, and for the search and discovery of the Higgs boson, as well as leadership in the design, construction, and use of silicon tracking detectors at the Large Electron-Positron Collider, the Tevatron Collider, and the Large Hadron Collider.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Donahue, Megan [2016]
Michigan State University
Citation: For advanced cosmological observations and analyses of galaxy clusters, and of the relationship between the thermodynamic state of circumgalactic gas around massive galaxies, the triggering of active galactic nucleus feedback, and the regulation of star formation in galaxies.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Drees, Axel [2016]
State University of New York - Stony Brook
Citation: For having a leading role in the discovery of the suppression of high momentum hadrons and jet quenching in heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, and his key contributions to the discovery that hadron properties are modified near the transition to the quark-gluon plasma through the measurement of electron-positron pairs.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Dudovich, Nirit [2016]
Weizmann Institute of Science
Citation: For pioneering new measurement schemes and control of attosecond processes, thus shedding new light on fundamental ultrafast phenomena.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Elabd, Yossef [2016]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to transport phenomena in ion-containing polymers.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Endres, Robert [2016]
Imperial College London
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding of the physical principles underlying sensing and signaling in biological cells.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Engels, Peter [2016]
Washington State University
Citation: For pioneering experimental studies in superfluid hydrodynamics and other work in Bose-Einstein condensation.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Fan, Hongyou [2016]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of novel synthesis methods and self-assembly processes to fabricate nanostructured materials for nanoelectronic and nanophotonic applications.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Feldman, Hume A. [2016]
University of Kansas
Citation: For his contributions to cosmology, particularly cosmological perturbations, the statistical and dynamical properties of the large scale structure of the universe, the innovative treatment of cosmic peculiar velocity fields, and the imposition of constraints on cosmological parameters.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Feng, Donglai [2016]
Fudan University
Citation: For seminal contributions to elucidating the electronic structure of quantum materials, particularly bulk and interface superconductivity in iron-based superconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Fiete, Gregory A. [2016]
University of Texas at Austin
Citation: For contributions to the theory of correlated electron systems, including pioneering work on the spin-incoherent Luttinger liquid and interaction-driven topological phases.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Fox, Patrick [2016]
Fermilab
Citation: For phenomenological and theoretical developments in physics beyond the standard model, particularly in connecting searches at colliders with those at dark matter detection experiments.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Frekers, Dieter [2016]
Universität Münster
Citation: For experimental work on nuclear matrix elements in double beta decay, and contributions to the field of neutrino-nuclear physics and weak interaction physics by using high-resolution charge-exchange reactions of (3He,t) and (d,2He).
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Frolov, Valery V. [2016]
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Livingston Observatory
Citation: For his contributions to gravitational-wave physics, in particular the commissioning of the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory detector that observed GW140914.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Fujiwara, Makoto C. [2016]
TRIUMF
Citation: For seminal contributions to antihydrogen studies, and for leadership in developing the ideas and techniques that enabled observations of the production and trapping of antihydrogen.
Nominated by: Topical Group Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants

Funsten, Herbert O. [2016]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering discoveries of the global structure and dynamics of the plasma interaction of the heliosphere with the interstellar medium, and for leadership of the instrumentation that enabled these discoveries.
Nominated by: Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics

Gagliardi, Laura [2016]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For seminal contributions to the development of electronic-structure methods and their application to the understanding of complex chemical systems, including the prediction of new materials and associated properties.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Galambos, John [2016]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding leadership and vision in the design, commissioning, and effective operation of high power hadron accelerators.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Geddes, Cameron Guy [2016]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For research demonstrating the production of high quality electron beams from laser-plasma accelerators.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Ghoniem, Ahmed [2016]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For contributions to computational fluid dynamics with vortex and particle methods, flame modeling for turbulent combustion, and explanation and control of combustion dynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Gibson, George N. [2016]
University of Connecticut - Storrs
Citation: For deepening our understanding of molecules in strong fields.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Glebov, Vladimir [2016]
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Citation: For the development and implementation of advanced neutron-based diagnostic systems on the National Ignition Facility and the OMEGA laser.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Gohil, Punit [2016]
General Atomics - San Diego
Citation: For seminal contributions to the physics of low-to-high confinement transitions, developing techniques to reduce its power threshold, identifying transport barrier formation and collapse dynamics in tokamaks, and for international leadership of enduring collaborations that advance fusion science.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Goldfarb, Steven [2016]
University of Michigan
Citation: For devising new techniques and creative methods to facilitate science communication and education on a global scale.
Nominated by: Forum Outreach & Engaging Public

Golterman, Maarten F. [2016]
San Francisco State University
Citation: For important contributions to hadronic physics and lattice gauge theory, including the properties of staggered fermions, chiral effective theories, large-N methods, duality, localization, and hadronic contributions to electromagnetic processes.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Hadronic Physics

Gondolo, Paolo [2016]
University of Utah
Citation: For outstanding theoretical contributions to dark matter research, particularly direct and indirect dark matter searches.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Gordon, Michael S. [2016]
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Citation: For excellence in the application of concepts from nuclear physics in lithography, soft-error physics, metrology, and materials characterization.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Gregori, Gianluca [2016]
University of Oxford
Citation: For exploiting high-power lasers in innovative and novel ways to study the physics of inertial confinement fusion, the properties of warm dense matter as found in the interiors of giant planets and white dwarf stars, and the origin of magnetic fields in the universe.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Gruzberg, Ilya [2016]
The Ohio State University
Citation: For contributions to the theory of critical phenomena near Anderson localization-delocalization transitions in disordered electronic systems, including the integer quantum Hall transition and its variants in different symmetry classes.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Grzywacz, Robert [2016]
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Citation: For pioneering use of digital signal processing for decay studies of exotic nuclei to identify extremely short-lived proton emitters and, through its unique triggering capabilities, to discover super-allowed alpha decay.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Gusev, Vitalyi [2016]
Universityersité du Maine
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the study of nonlinear acoustics of mesostructured media, and laser-induced ultrafast opto-acoustic phenomena in semiconductors and nanostructured materials.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Gustavsen, Richard L. [2016]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering studies of the dynamic and high-pressure mechanical and chemical behavior of energetic materials, for shock initiation data used to calibrate reactive burn models, for the development and extension of photon Doppler velocimetry and magnetic particle velocity gauge methods, for mentorship of detonation physicists worldwide, and for leadership and service in the shock physics community.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter

Harris, Jack [2016]
Yale University
Citation: For pioneering experiments in optomechanics advancing the state-of-the art in optical manipulation of mechanical quantum motion, and in the measurement of circulating currents in mesoscopic normal metal rings.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Henderson, Charles [2016]
Western Michigan University
Citation: For pioneering research into use of research-based instructional strategies in physics, as well as leadership and service to the physics education research community, and serving as an ambassador to science, technology, engineering and math education broadly.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Physics Education Research

Heyderman, Laura [2016]
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Citation: For important contributions to the study of mesoscopic magnetic systems, with the observation of monopole-like excitations, thermally active behavior, and phase transitions in arrays of coupled frustrated magnets; and the control of magnetism at the nanoscale in hybrid systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Hilgenfeldt, Sascha [2016]
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of bubble dynamics; foam dynamics including structure drainage, coarsening, aging, and instabilities; bubble-powered microfluidics; and mechanics, structure, and statistics of biological cells and tissues.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Hill, Christopher [2016]
The Ohio State University
Citation: For contributions to silicon tracking detectors at hadron colliders and for the development of novel analysis techniques, particularly those used in the searches for beyond the standard model particles with long lifetimes.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Hornschemeier, Ann [2016]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding of physics and the evolution of X-ray binaries in other galaxies.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Hristova, Kalina [2016]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For the development of quantitative methods to probe membrane protein interactions and to reveal the mechanism of activation of membrane receptors.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Hu, Hui [2016]
Swinburne University of Technology
Citation: For advancing the understanding of strongly interacting ultracold fermions at the BEC-BCS crossover, including their universal structure and thermodynamic behavior, inhomogeneous superfluidity, and novel anisotropic and/or topological superfluidity in the presence of synthetic spin-orbit coupling.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Hurricane, Omar A. [2016]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For visionary leadership in experiments on the National Ignition Facility laser and innovative work in understanding instabilities in high energy density and inertial confinement fusion plasmas leading to the first laboratory demonstration of an alpha-heating-dominated, thermonuclear plasma producing a fusion energy exceeding its total stored energy.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Hussain, Muhammad M. [2016]
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Citation: For contributions to exploration, evaluation, and transition of planar and nonplanar high-k/metal gate complementary metal oxide semiconductor electronics, silicon/silicon-germanium/III-V nanotube devices, and flexible, stretchable, reconfigurable complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor electronic systems.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Hutton, Andrew [2016]
Jefferson Lab
Citation: For extensive technical contributions to accelerators world-wide as designer and adviser; for leading the commissioning and operation of world’s first large scale superconducting radio frequency accelerator at Jefferson Lab; and for fostering graduate education in accelerator science and technology.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Iyer, Subramanian [2016]
University of California - Los Angeles
Citation: For the commercialization of semiconductor and packaging technology products.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Izrailev, Felix M. [2016]
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Citation: For elucidation of ideas of classical and quantum chaos and their broad applications to many-body physics.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Jalilian-Marian, Jamal [2016]
CUNY - Baruch College
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of the many-body dynamics of strongly correlated gluons in quantum chromodynamics at small-x, and the development of theoretical tools to explore their properties in proton-nucleus collisions at ultrarelativistic energies.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Janotti, Anderson [2016]
University of Delaware
Citation: For outstanding and original contributions to the fundamental understanding of defect physics and doping in wide-band-gap semiconductors through first-principles methods.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Johnson, Paul [2016]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For his role in originating and significantly advancing the domain of nonlinear elasticity with a primary focus on earth materials and energy reservoir imaging, and for his role in characterizing dynamical wave interactions on earth faults including fault triggering and dynamically induced memory effects.
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Johnston-Halperin, Ezekiel [2016]
The Ohio State University
Citation: For pioneering studies of the magnetic, spintronic, and electronic properties of organic and inorganic materials, including groundbreaking work with organic based ferromagnets.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Kanatzidis, Mercouri [2016]
Northwestern University
Citation: For the discovery of new materials with exceptional properties, and for developing pioneering materials physics concepts in the design of nanostructured thermoelectric materials that convert waste heat to electricity with breakthrough performance characteristics.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Karch, Andreas [2016]
University of Washington
Citation: For pioneering work in understanding the cosmology and particle physics implications of new dimensions, and for using gauge gravity duality to model strongly coupled systems including theories of hadrons, heavy ion collisions, condensed matter systems, and quantum mechanical entanglement.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Keating, Brian [2016]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For his role in designing the Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (BICEP) experiment to search for the unique cosmic microwave background polarization pattern predicted by models of inflationary cosmology, and his founding of the POLARBEAR experiment, which produced the first measurements of both the B-mode power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background, and the detection of the gravitational lensing deflection power spectrum from the cosmic microwave background's polarization.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Kelley, Richard L. [2016]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center
Citation: For exceptional contributions to the development of high-resolution cryogenic X-ray spectrometers, and outstanding leadership of Astro-H Soft X-ray Spectrometer team research.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Kempa, Krzysztof [2016]
Boston College
Citation: For pioneering contributions to understanding basic physics of plasmons in condensed matter systems.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Kendrick, Hugh [2016]

Citation: For original technical innovations in nuclear materials safeguards, security, and nonproliferation; and for policymaking in national security and the environment.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Keten, Sinan [2016]
Northwestern University
Citation: For creative and insightful use of molecular dynamics simulations to elucidate mechanisms of deformation and transport in polymeric materials.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Kim, Young-June [2016]
University of Toronto
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of various quantum materials using X-ray and neutron scattering techniques, notably the development of resonant inelastic X-ray scattering and its applications to cuprates and iridates.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Kippenberg, Tobias [2016]
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the science and application of high Q optical micro-resonators in cavity quantum optomechanics and optical frequency metrology.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Kitching, John [2016]
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Boulder
Citation: For pioneering the field of chip-scale atomic devices, and integrating new ideas from atomic and optical physics and microscale engineering to enable development of precision quantum-based microscale sensors for a broad range of quantities.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Kline, John L. [2016]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding and development of hohlraum drivers for inertial confinement fusion and their use for radiation transport, hydrodynamic, and ignition science experiments.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Kono, Kimitoshi [2016]
RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
Citation: For groundbreaking experiments on the dynamics of strongly correlated 2-D electron systems and the observation of new collective phenomena in helium using surface electron states.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Kress, Joel D [2016]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to computational scattering, materials, and dense plasma simulation techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Kreyssig, Andreas [2016]
The Ames Laboratory
Citation: For elucidating the relationships between the structural, magnetic, and superconducting properties of iron-arsenide hightemperature superconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Kumaraswamy, Guruswamy [2016]
National Chemical Laboratory
Citation: For opening new routes to templated polymeric structures using mesophases and crystallization, and elucidating their physics.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Lambert, Steven [2016]
American Physical Society
Citation: For developing innovations in hard disk drive heads and disks which helped sustain the dramatic increases in capacity delivered by the magnetic recording industry.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Landahl, Andrew J. [2016]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For outstanding leadership and conscientious service to the quantum information community, and pioneering contributions to quantum computing theory, including fault-tolerant quantum computing, quantum error correction, universal adiabatic quantum computing, and novel quantum search algorithms.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Landry, Michael [2016]
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Hanford Observatory
Citation: For contributions to the first direct detection of gravitational waves, including leadership of early efforts in detector calibration and data analysis, leadership of the installation of the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory at Hanford and leadership of its first observing run.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Lang, Karol [2016]
University of Texas, Austin
Citation: For contributions to knowledge of neutrino oscillations and interactions through his technical work on the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search programs at Fermilab and the SuperNEMO experiment in Europe, and by his leadership service and co-spokesperson roles for these international collaborations.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Lauga, Eric [2016]
University of Cambridge
Citation: For outstanding theoretical contributions to a wide variety of low-Reynolds-number biological flows.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Lee, Adrian [2016]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For original work in developing innovative detector systems and Instituterumentation to enable increasingly precise observations of the cosmic microwave background.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Lee, Ho Nyung [2016]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions in achieving atomic-scale growth control in pulsed laser deposition, and for significant advances towards discovery of functional oxide materials by epitaxial design of thin films and heterostructures.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Leviatan, Amiram [2016]
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Citation: For the development of powerful algebraic methods and techniques in nuclear structure physics, especially for the introduction of the concept of partial dynamical symmetry.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Lewis, Laura H. [2016]
Northeastern University
Citation: For investigations of fundamental structure-property relationships in functional magnetic materials from a unified perspective, specifically for advancing permanent magnet, magnetic cooling, and biomedical applications.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Limat, Laurent [2016]
CNRS
Citation: For wide-ranging studies of the fluid dynamics of complex fluids and free-surface flows, including coating flows, wetting, drying, colloidal deposition, and the effects of soft substrates.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Liu, Yueqiang [2016]
EURATOM/Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theory and modeling of tokamak plasma response to external nonaxisymmetric magnetic field perturbations and physics of the resistive wall mode and for development of the MARS suite of computational tools to support these studies.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Londergan, J. Timothy [2016]
Indiana University Bloomington
Citation: For work on approximate parton symmetries, such as charge and flavor symmetry, and for models of the scattering behavior of quarks and hadrons.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Lowenthal, Micah [2016]
National Academies of Science
Citation: For leadership to establish constructive dialogue between U.S. scientists and their counterparts in Russia, China, India, and other countries regarding technical cooperation on nuclear arms control and nonproliferation.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Lucchese, Robert [2016]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For his contributions to the theory, numerical treatment, and understanding of molecular photoionization processes, with seminal developments in body-frame scattering, molecular imaging, and strongfield rescattering.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Léonard, François [2016]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For fundamental studies of the physics of nanoscale electronic devices.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Markovic, Nina [2016]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For important contributions to the experimental study and understanding of electron transport in low dimensions.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

McKeon, Beverley [2016]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For experimental and theoretical contributions to advancing the understanding of wall turbulence and for elegant interdisciplinary approaches to modeling and flow manipulation.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Merkt, Frédéric [2016]
ETH - Zurich
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the research of chemical physics, spectroscopy, and quantum dynamics of atomic and molecular Rydberg states and the related ions.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Miao, Jianwei "John" [2016]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of diffractive imaging methods for characterizing a wide range of material systems and a general electron tomography method for three-dimensional imaging of crystal defects at atomic resolution.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Michaelides, Angelos [2016]
London Center for Nanotechnology
Citation: For fundamental contributions to computational simulations of solids and surfaces, particularly adsorption problems, most notably water-solid interfaces.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Minty, Michiko G. [2016]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For achievements in beam instrumentation and operations leading to greatly enhanced performance of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Morello, Andrea [2016]
University of New South Wales
Citation: For remarkable achievements in the experimental development of spin qubits in silicon.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Mostafá, Miguel [2016]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For his participation in the design, development, construction, and operation of the Pierre Auger Observatory and High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory, for his contribution to the Auger hybrid reconstruction and derived measurements of composition, and for his leadership of the Auger analysis group dedicated to the search of the sources of the highest energy cosmic rays.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Murphy, Anthony [2016]
CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Citation: For advances in the fundamental understanding of thermal plasmas and translating those advances to society-benefiting technologies.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Musumeci, Pietro [2016]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For pioneering work in the physics of high brightness beams, including ultrafast relativistic electron diffraction, and high gradient inverse free electron laser acceleration.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Mócsy, Ágnes [2016]
Pratt Institute
Citation: For innovative explorations of the intersection of science and the arts, for advocacy on behalf of fundamental science, and for promotion of underrepresented minorities working in science.
Nominated by: Forum Outreach & Engaging Public

Nemenman, IIya [2016]
Emory University
Citation: For his contributions to theoretical biological physics, especially information processing in a variety of living systems, and for the development of coarse-grained modeling methods of such systems.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Neuman, Keir [2016]
National Institutes of Health
Citation: For his contributions to the development of single molecule manipulation techniques and the elucidation of the nucleic acid enzyme function enabled by these techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

O'Shea, Brian W. [2016]
Michigan State University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the study of cosmological structure formation using large-scale supercomputing, and leadership in the development of computational science research and education
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Oberlack, Martin [2016]
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Citation: For pioneering the application of symmetry methods to study turbulence, combustion, stability theory, aerodynamic noise and turbulence modeling, and for deriving new conservation laws in fluid mechanics.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Okamoto, Satoshi [2016]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the theory of interacting electrons in solids, including foundational work on orbital waves and on correlated-electron superlattices.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Olesko, Kathryn M. [2016]
Georgetown University
Citation: For foundational contributions to the history of physics pedagogy and prolific editorial work in service of the history of science.
Nominated by: Forum on the History of Physics

Oliver, William D. [2016]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the physics and associated engineering of robust, reproducible, superconducting quantum systems and high-performance cryogenic control electronics.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Oser, Scott M. [2016]
University of British Columbia
Citation: For scientific and technical leadership in the study of neutrino oscillations in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, K2K, and T2K experiments.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Padalino, Stephen [2016]
State University of New York - Geneseo
Citation: For three decades of outstanding leadership in physics undergraduate education connecting classroom learning with funded research opportunities and inspiring over 200 students to pursue careers in science.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Papageorgiou, Demetrios T. [2016]
Imperial College London
Citation: For important contributions in analyzing and computing nonlinear phenomena in interfacial flows, including jet breakup, core-annular flows and multilayer flows, in the presence of surfactants and electric fields, with industrial and everyday applications.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Parker, David H. [2016]
Radboud University Nijmegen
Citation: For development of velocity map imaging and applications of ion and electron imaging to a range of problems in stereochemistry and photodissociation dynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Pasquali, Matteo [2016]
Rice University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the understanding of carbon nanotube and graphene soft phases, and for the development of routes for making novel carbon nanotube soft conductors for interfacing with biological systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Peiris, Hiranya [2016]
University College London
Citation: For significant contributions to the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe project, Planck analyses, and the application of advanced statistical techniques to a wide range of astronomical data.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Peiris, Suhithi M. [2016]
Air Force Research Laboratory
Citation: For technical leadership in the dynamical and chemical behavior of energetic materials, for technical advances in both static and dynamic high pressure physics methods, and for sustained leadership and service to the American Physical Society and energetic materials community.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter

Perkins, Natalia [2016]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For theoretical studies of the low-energy behavior of strongly correlated electron systems that exhibit an interplay of orbital and spin degrees of freedom.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Petreczky, Peter [2016]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of color screening and quarkonium properties in the quark-gluon plasma based on lattice quantum chromodynamics and effective field theory approaches.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Pfeifer, Thomas [2016]
Max-Planck-Instituteitut für Kernphysik
Citation: For seminal contributions to atomic and molecular dynamics and spectroscopy through the application of attosecond extreme ultraviolet pulses, especially the development of optical phase manipulation of spectral lines, Lorentz to Fano, which-way interference, and four wave mixing.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Piepke, Andreas [2016]
University of Alabama
Citation: For substantial contribution to elucidating the nature of neutrinos, particularly his leadership in developing new techniques in the field of low background physics.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Pirozzoli, Sergio [2016]
University of Rome - Sapienza
Citation: For the development of elegant and accurate numerical methods, and for fundamental insights into turbulence and shock-turbulence interactions in high-speed flows.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Plisch, Monica [2016]
American Physical Society
Citation: For exceptional contributions to the physics community through the direction of the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) and involvement in other programs to increase the numbers of physics majors and teachers, and strengthen the inclusion of underrepresented groups in Society activities.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Porter, Mason [2016]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the development of new methods and applications in complex networks, including novel measures and techniques for the analysis of multilayer interconnected systems, and for work in nonlinear waves in granular crystals, optical media, and atomic Bose-Einstein condensates.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Potemski, Marek [2016]
CNRS
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of semiconductor and graphene-based, two dimensional systems using optical magneto-spectroscopy methods.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Prestage, John D. [2016]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For developing fundamental physics tests of local Lorentz invariance and local position invariance, and for pioneering ion clock technology that has enabled stabilities exceeding those of the hydrogen maser.
Nominated by: Topical Group Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants

Pryke, Clement [2016]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For groundbreaking measurement and data analyses of the polarization of cosmic microwave background radiation, and for using the data to provide strong constraints on the composition and initial conditions of the early universe.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Raimond, Jean-Michel [2016]
The Kastler Brossel Laboratory - Département de Physique de l'Ecole
Citation: For pioneering contributions to Rydberg atom physics, that have helped illustrate basic concepts of quantum physics, explore the quantum to classical boundary, and open new routes in quantum information processing.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Ramanath, Ganpati [2016]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Citation: For creative approaches to realize novel properties in bulk nanomaterials fabricated from nanocrystal building blocks and molecularly-tailored interfaces; and uncovering atomistic and electronic structure-level mechanisms of property enhancements.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Ramaswamy, Sriram [2016]
Indian Institute of Science
Citation: For seminal contributions that have elucidated the physics of liquid crystals, colloids, quasicrystals, glasses, and systems driven far from equilibrium, and for pioneering the field of active matter.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Rappel, Wouter-Jan [2016]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For the innovative development and application of nonequilibrium physics methods to living and nonliving systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Rawitscher, George H. [2016]
University of Connecticut
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of the continuum discretized coupled channels method for including the coupling to break-up channels in three-body models of deuteron elastic scattering, break-up and stripping and for his deep studies of the role of nonlocality in the nucleon-nucleus optical potential.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Reeks, Mike [2016]
University of Newcastle
Citation: For seminal contributions to the statistics of particle motion and dispersion in various turbulent flows.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Reese, Jason [2016]
University of Edinburgh
Citation: For original contributions to multiscale fluid dynamics research, unique work in rarefied gas dynamics, pioneering hybrid modelling, and simulation methods for flows at the micro- and nanoscales.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Regal, Cindy [2016]
University of Colorado Boulder
Citation: For observation of quantum radiation pressure noise on a macroscopic object, and establishing quantum control over individual neutral atoms.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Rodgers, Mary T. [2016]
Wayne State University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to quantitative thermodynamic and structural characterization of noncovalent cation-pi interactions, including the DNA i-motif using guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry and infrared multiple photon dissociation, and for extensive service to the community.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Rogge, Sven [2016]
University of New South Wales
Citation: For contributions to the understanding and development of solid-state quantum electronics and transport through single dopants in semiconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Rokhinson, Leonid [2016]
Purdue University
Citation: For contributions to the field of mesoscopic semiconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Roney, J. Michael [2016]
University of Victoria
Citation: For contributions to lepton flavor violation measurements, detailed studies of the tau lepton, precision measurements of the electroweak interaction, and leadership of the BABAR experiment at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Ruiz, Ricardo [2016]
Western Digital Corporation
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding of directed self-assembly of block copolymer films.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Rusak, Zvi [2016]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Citation: For seminal contributions to the theoretical understanding of vortex flow stability and the vortex breakdown phenomenon, and for insightful analytical studies of viscous flow dynamics, transonic flows, and aerodynamics of airfoils.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Salamo, Greg [2016]
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Citation: For important contributions to optical solitons and nonlinear optics, for pioneering new nanophotonic materials, and for experimentally observing symmetry breaking in non-Hermitian parity-time symmetric optical systems.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Savard, Pierre [2016]
University of Toronto
Citation: For important contributions to studies of top quarks, Higgs boson and physics beyond the standard model in hadron-hadron collisions, and for his prominent role in the ATLAS discovery of the Higgs boson, leading the analysis effort that observed the Higgs boson decay into W-boson pairs.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Scandolo, Sandro [2016]
International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Citation: For tireless promotion of young scientists, research in Africa and less developed countries, and decisive knowledge of the physics of high pressure systems and of solid surfaces.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Schmuttenmaer, Charles A. [2016]
Yale University
Citation: For the development of time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy and its insightful applications to the far-infrared and charge transfer properties of liquids, semiconductors, and nanoparticles.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Sefat, Athena S. [2016]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For major contributions in developing new and pure iron-based superconducting crystals, and advancing the understanding of structure-composition-property relations on multi-length scales in high temperature superconductors and antiferromagnets.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Selinger, Robin [2016]
Kent State University
Citation: For fundamental contributions in theory/simulation of morphology and microstructural evolution in materials, with applications in liquid crystals, nematic elastomers, lipid membranes, chiral symmetry breaking, and fracture/plasticity of crystalline solids, as well as for exceptional service and outreach.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Shanahan, Peter N. [2016]
Fermilab
Citation: For on-going leadership in neutrino oscillation experiments, and leadership of the international NOvA collaboration.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Sherwin, Spencer [2016]
Imperial College London
Citation: For contributions to computational fluid dynamics through the development of unstructured spectral element methods and the insightful application to cardiovascular, bluff body, and vortex flows.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Silverstein, Eva [2016]
Stanford University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to quantum gravity and early universe cosmology.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Simon, Marc [2016]
Laboratoire de Chimie Physique
Citation: For frontier research on dynamics of deep-core photoexcitation and photoionization of isolated atoms and molecules with synchrotron radiation and free-electron laser sources.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Smalyukh, Ivan [2016]
University of Colorado Boulder
Citation: For seminal contributions to the physics of liquid crystal colloids, topological solitons, and related soft matter systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Smirnova-Simakov, Evgenya [2016]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For the development of photonic-band gap accelerating structures.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Somalwar, Sunil V. [2016]
Rutgers University
Citation: For the development of innovative studies of fundamental symmetries including multi-lepton searches for supersymmetry and extended Higgs sectors at the Tevatron Collider and Large Hadron Collider, and tests of charge-parity and charge-parity-time violation with neutral kaon beams.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Spanier, Jonathan E. [2016]
Drexel University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to advancing understanding of light-matter interactions, ferroelectric phase stability, and nanoscale phenomena in semiconductors, ferroelectrics and related oxides, interfaces and surfaces, including hot carrier behavior, Raman scattering, and photovoltaics.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Sperhake, Ulrich [2016]
CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Citation: For important contributions to numerical studies of binary black hole systems, including leading work on recoil velocities following astrophysical mergers, and pioneering efforts exploring the high-speed collision problem of relevance to super-Planck scale physics.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Spong, Donald A. [2016]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For insightful analysis of energetic particle instabilities and confinement in general 3-D toroidal configurations and contributions to the physics optimization of stellarators.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Stassun, Keivan [2016]
Vanderbilt University
Citation: For helping to substantially increase Ph.D. attainment in physics and astronomy for underrepresented minorities, and for fundamental contributions to the astrophysics of young stars and brown dwarfs.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Stebbins, Robin T. [2016]
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Citation: For 50 years of science and service, including lunar laser ranging, Brans-Dicke tests using the sun's oblateness, the development of vibration isolation systems for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, and interferometry for future space-based missions like the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Steier, Christoph [2016]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding, development, and operation of storage ring based synchrotron light sources, including effects of intrabeam scattering, lattice optimization, undulator compensation, and brightness improvements.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Steiner, Mathias B. [2016]
IBM Research Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to industrial and applied physics, especially in the development of novel methods for the experimental investigation and technological application of nanometer scale materials.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Stelzer, Timothy J. [2016]
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For creativity and insights in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative technologies, materials, and methods for improving student learning of introductory physics.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Stewart, John [2016]
West Virginia University
Citation: For pioneering research into what contributes to student success in introductory physics courses, and national efforts to impact the recruitment and retention of undergraduate physics majors and teachers.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Sun, Handong [2016]
Nanyang Technological University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to optoelectronics with novel characterization and deep understanding of photonic materials and structures, leading to practical high-performance devices.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Sun, Sean [2016]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For his contributions in understanding the mechanisms of biological force generation at the molecular and cellular levels, and the development of mathematical models of cell shape, cell volume, and cell motility.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Surman, Rebecca A. [2016]
University of Notre Dame
Citation: For contributions in elucidating r-process nucleosynthesis, in particular for connecting microphysics such as mass models and reaction rates to astrophysical environments, and for guiding the experimental efforts worldwide on deciding the most impactful nuclei to study at exotic nuclear beam facilities.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Sutherland, Bruce R. [2016]
University of Alberta
Citation: For pioneering research on internal waves, co-invention of the synthetic Schlieren method, and writing an influential textbook on internal waves.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Takeuchi, Noboru [2016]
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Citation: For research on metallic and semiconductor surfaces and their modification with the deposit of atoms and molecules, and for work in the communication and teaching of physics in Latin America, with special attention to indigenous communities.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Tang, Jay X. [2016]
Brown University
Citation: For applying polyelectrolyte theories to lateral association and aggregation of protein filaments and filamentous viruses, and for his research in bacterial motility, adhesion, and statistical properties of flagella motor switches.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Tang, Xiao [2016]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For outstanding contributions in optical technologies and systems, with application to quantum communications, spectrometry, and digital preservation.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Terrones, Humberto [2016]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Citation: For his pioneering work on the introduction of negative Gaussian curvature in graphitic systems, and unifying different kinds of graphenic nanostructures under the concept of curvature, leading to the prediction of new materials and advances in the field of defects engineering in 2-D materials.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Texter, John [2016]
Eastern Michigan University
Citation: For experimental contributions to the understanding of microemulsion equilibria and soft materials derived from microemulsion and ionic liquid polymerizations.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Thompson, Rebecca [2016]
American Physical Society
Citation: For development of innovative physics outreach, engagement, and informal education programs reaching millions of children and adults every year, and outstanding leadership in US and international science outreach communities.
Nominated by: Forum Outreach & Engaging Public

Trebes, James E. [2016]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions in laser physics and the application of physics to other disciplines, for leadership in multiple national security areas, and for contributions to education in the sciences and engineering.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Tsamopoulos, John [2016]
University of Patras
Citation: For outstanding contributions, via insightful computations and analyses, to the fundamental understanding of flows of two-phase materials and viscoplastic fluids.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Tutuc, Emanuel [2016]
University of Texas at Austin
Citation: For contributions to the physics of 2-D electron systems.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Ubachs, Wim [2016]
Vrije University
Citation: For high precision laser spectroscopy of molecules and astronomical observations in search of varying constants and physics beyond the Standard Model of physics.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Urbach, Jeffrey [2016]
Georgetown University
Citation: For pioneering experiments that illuminated the nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of thin granular layers.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Valentí, Maria-Roser [2016]
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universityersität Frankfurt am Main
Citation: For advancing microscopic understanding of correlated materials by combining computational electronic structure methods with many-body techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Vallisneri, Michele [2016]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For significant contributions to the statistical theory and computational practice of gravitational-wave detection and parameter estimation, and for cross-fertilizing technical approaches among the ground-based, space-based, and pulsar-timing detection programs.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Varela, Maria [2016]
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the physics of complex oxides through electron energy loss spectroscopy.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Varga, Kalman [2016]
Vanderbilt University
Citation: For the development of a class of variational methods for accurate treatment of quantum few-body systems of various natures.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Vergassola, Massimo [2016]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For seminal contributions to lattice simulations of fluids and turbulent mixing, and for the application of statistical mechanics to biological problems including the "infotaxis" search strategy in turbulent environments, gene regulation, T-cell activation, and signal transduction.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Verstraete, Matthieu [2016]
University of Liège
Citation: For contributions in computational materials physics, through the development of opensource electronic structure software and novel methods and algorithms for thermal and electrical transport.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Wang, Feng [2016]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For seminal contributions to optical spectroscopy of novel low dimensional materials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, and transition metal dichalcoginides.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Wang, Haiyan [2016]
Purdue University
Citation: For innovations in nanostructured materials and their application in multifunctional ceramic composites and hybrid materials, high temperature superconductors, thin film solid oxide fuel cells, and in situ transmission electron microscopy; and for exceptional potential in inspired education and future leadership.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wang, Xue-Bin [2016]
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to probing the structure and energetics of a broad range of negative ions and their solvation, important to condensed phase chemical physics.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Warren, James A. [2016]
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Gaithersburg
Citation: For seminal contributions to the modeling of microstructural development in a broad range of materials.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Werner, James H. [2016]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to single molecule tracking, optical microscopy, and the development of fluorescent probes for biological imaging and sensing.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Whiteson, Daniel [2016]
University of California, Irvine
Citation: For leadership in searches for new physics and early studies of top quark mass and cross-section at the Tevatron Collider and Large Hadron Collider, both experimental and phenomenological, particularly searches for dark matter; for innovative applications of ideas from machine learning; and for nontraditional efforts in outreach.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wiederrecht, Gary [2016]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the physics and spectroscopy of semiconductor, molecular, and metal nanostructures, including the observations of hybrid molecular-plasmon excitations and novel ultra-fast phenomena.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Willocq, Stéphane [2016]
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Citation: For contributions to the physics of heavy flavor in electron-positron collisions; searches for new vector bosons in proton-proton collisions at the highest energies at the Large Hadron Collider; and for exceptional leadership of the exotic physics and technical groups during the first data-collection with the ATLAS experiment.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wu, Jianzhong [2016]
University of California, Riverside
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the development of classical density functional theory for inhomogeneous fluids and polymeric systems.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wu, Mingming [2016]
Cornell University
Citation: For her research into the biophysical and biochemical drivers that guide bacterial and animal cell migration, and the creation of single cell analysis tools.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wuosmaa, Alan [2016]
University of Connecticut
Citation: For essential contributions to nuclear physics over a wide range of topics including the demonstration of the nonexistence of positron lines in collisions with very heavy nuclei at the Coulomb barrier, the nature of cluster structures in nuclei, studies of particle multiplicities in relativistic heavy-ion collisions, and the exploration of single-particle properties of light exotic nuclei.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wygant, John [2016]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For advancing our understanding of energy flows by Alfvén waves and particle acceleration in regions of magnetic reconnection and collisionless shocks and the design and implementation of the space-borne electric field instruments that enabled these studies.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Xue, Qikun [2016]
Tsinghua University
Citation: For transformational development of atomic-level controlled thin film growth, to elucidate fundamental new physics.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Yamada, Hiroshi [2016]
National Institute for Fusion Science, Nagoya University
Citation: For outstanding contributions and leadership in understanding plasma confinement in stellarators, the attainment of high pressure and 5% beta in a stellarator, and for leadership in international fusion research.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Yang, Judith C. [2016]
University of Pittsburgh
Citation: For seminal contributions to in situ environmental transmission electron microscopy, the fundamental understanding of metal oxidation, and the application of nanomaterials and catalysis.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Yarin, Alexander L. [2016]
University of Illinois at Chicago
Citation: For seminal theoretical and experimental contributions to the understanding of capillary and bending instabilities in jets, drop impact, splashing, and electrospinning processes.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Yates, Steven W. [2016]
University of Kentucky
Citation: For important advances in the study of collective nuclear excitations, and for the development of nuclear spectroscopic methods of use with fast neutron scattering reactions.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Ye, Peide "Peter" [2016]
Purdue University
Citation: For contributions to scientific understanding and technical development of transistor technology on novel channel materials.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Yu, Edward [2016]
Iowa State University
Citation: For his distinguished contributions to the field of efflux transporters, which mediate resistance to a variety of antimicrobials in bacteria, and his research into the crystallography of integral membrane proteins.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Zenit, Roberto [2016]
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Citation: For outstanding contributions in bubbly and granular flows, and for dedicated service to strengthening the fluid dynamics community in Mexico.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Zhang, Xixiang [2016]
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Citation: For innovative contributions to macroscopic quantum tunneling of magnetization and resonant spin tunneling in magnetic molecules, and the discovery of materials with large magnetocaloric effects for room temperature magnetic cooling.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Zhou, Xingjiang [2016]
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Citation: For significant contributions to the development of vacuum ultraviolet laser-based angle- and spin-resolved photoemission systems, and incisive investigation into the electronic structure of high temperature cuprate and iron-based superconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Zhu, Jian-Xin [2016]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding and original contributions to correlated electron systems, specifically electronic structure in unconventional superconductors and heavy fermions.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Ziolkowski, Richard W. [2016]
University of Arizona
Citation: For contributions to the analysis and modeling of electromagnetic phenomena in linear and nonlinear complex media and metamaterials.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Zohm, Hartmut [2016]
Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to the understanding and control of magneto-hydrodynamic instabilities, the application of electron cyclotron heating and current drive systems on tokamaks, the development of integrated DEMO operating scenarios and for programmatic leadership in fusion research.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Zurek, Kathryn [2016]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For innovative contributions to particle phenomenology, especially in the development of models of asymmetric dark matter and hidden valley particles.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Zutic, Igor [2016]
State University of New York - Buffalo
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the theory of spin-dependent transport, magnetism in semiconductor nanostructures, and novel spintronic devices.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Zwierlein, Martin [2016]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For groundbreaking experiments with ultracold Fermi gases.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics