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.

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Abanov, Artem [2015]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For contributions to the theory of quantum phase transitions, in particular for the interaction of electrons with spin fluctuations.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Akerman, Johan [2015]
University of Gothenburg and KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Citation: For advancing the understanding of dynamics induced by spin-transfer torque, including the experimental confirmation of magnetic solitons, and for contributions to the development of magnetic random access memory.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Alford, Mark [2015]
Washington University
Citation: For elucidating the properties of quark matter, including its phase structure and signatures for its possible existence in neutron stars.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Alu, Andrea [2015]
University of Texas, Austin
Citation: For seminal contributions to electromagnetic theory and applications, nano optics, plasmonics, and metamaterials.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Amano, Hiroshi [2015]
Nagoya University
Citation: For pioneering the materials science and device physics leading to the invention of blue light-emitting diodes with III nitride-based semiconductor heterostructures.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Arion, Douglas [2015]
Carthage College
Citation: For groundbreaking work towards improving the educational impact of the physics degree by promoting the widespread adoption of entrepreneurship training and mindset within the discipline.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Arovas, Daniel [2015]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For contributions to the theory of quantum magnetism, including novel large-N generalizations, valence bond solid and double exchange systems, and for pioneering work in the theory of fractional statistics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Aslam, Tariq [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For groundbreaking contributions to the computational physics of detonations and shock waves, including co-inventing the ghost fluid method, mapped weighted essentially non-oscillatory schemes, Runge-Kutta-Legendre time integration, and applications of level set methods.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter

Babb, James [2015]
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Citation: For quantitatively elucidating the role of electronic structure in long-range atom-atom and atom-wall interactions, non-adiabatic effects and spectral phenomena, and for facilitating connections with industry.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Batha, Steven [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering investigations of forward scattering laser-plasma instabilities, hydrodynamic instabilities in high-energy density physics regimes, and leadership of high-energy-density research.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Baudis, Laura [2015]
University of Zurich
Citation: For leadership and outstanding contributions to experimental searches for astrophysical dark matter by direct detection and for double beta decay.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Bauer, Eric [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding and original contributions to the discovery and understanding of correlated electron systems, specifically for the study of complex electronic states hosted by correlated actinide and rare-earth materials.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Bauerdick, Lothar [2015]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For innovation and leadership in building computing systems for high energy physics data analysis which enabled the Higgs boson discovery, and contributions to searches for Higgs decays to W-boson pairs.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Belomestnykh, Sergey [2015]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the science and technology of RF and superconducting RF in beam physics.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Bernstein, Lee [2015]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For work developing novel methods of determining neutron-nucleus cross sections via high-resolution γ-ray spectroscopy, the early development of surrogate ratio method, and the study of nuclear processes in high energy density plasmas at NIF.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Bernstein, Noam [2015]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering development of multiscale simulations in solids, atomistic simulations of mechanical properties, and the development and application of atomistic methods for structural and finite temperature properties of materials.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Berti, Emanuele [2015]
University of Mississippi
Citation: For important contributions to theoretical gravitational-wave physics, including quasi-normal modes of black holes, tests of alternative theories, the links between analytic and numerical relativity, and the astrophysics of merging black holes.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Bibes, Manuel [2015]
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Citation: For seminal contributions to the materials physics of multiferroics and electric field control of magnetism.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Blagoev, Krastan [2015]
National Science Foundation
Citation: For pioneering contributions in new physics concepts to solve major problems in cancer and aging and for integrating physics principles in biology and medicine.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Bloch, Immanuel [2015]
Max Planck Institute
Citation: For pioneering and continued experimental research in quantum many-body physics with ultracold atomic gases.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Blum, Thomas [2015]
No Company Provided
Citation: For pioneering methods of lattice QCD to improve the computation of kaon properties, hadronic contributions to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon and the spectrum of hadrons.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Blunden, Peter [2015]
University of Manitoba
Citation: For seminal contributions to advancing our understanding of two-photon and two-boson exchange processes, and their implications for extracting electromagnetic and weak form factors of the nucleon.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Bradforth, Stephen [2015]
University of Southern California
Citation: For applying femtosecond and photoelectron spectroscopies to gain better understanding of electronic interactions that guide chemical reaction dynamics in the condensed phase.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Buehler-Paschen, Silke [2015]
Vienna University of Technology
Citation: For major contributions to the understanding of strongly correlated electron systems, particularly through the synthesis and investigation of quantum critical heavy fermion compounds, Kondo insulators, and strongly correlated thermoelectrics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Cadonati, Laura [2015]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: For leadership of the gravitational-wave data analysis and astrophysics efforts of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, including work connecting numerical modeling of sources to observations with the LIGO, Virgo, and GEO detectors.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Campbell, Gretchen [2015]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the study of superfluidity in atomic-gas Bose-Einstein condensates using ring-shaped condensates.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Carlson, Erica [2015]
Purdue University
Citation: For theoretical insights into the critical role of electron nematicity, disorder, and noise in novel phases of strongly correlated electron systems and predicting unique characteristics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Carter, Ashton [2015]
United States Office of the Secretary of Defense
Citation: For exceptional service to physics and to society through service in the academy and in government.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Carter, Sue [2015]
University of California, Santa Cruz
Citation: For contributions to the science required to improve production and utilization of energy, and efforts to exploit this understanding in both the world of commerce and in public policy.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Energy Res & Appl.

Chambers, Scott [2015]
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions in the growth and properties of crystalline oxide films, particularly the fundamental relationships between composition and structure, and the resulting electronic, magnetic, and photochemical properties.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Chen, Hou-Tong [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the development of active metamaterials and devices, and the development and understanding of few-layer metamaterials and metasurfaces, especially in the terahertz frequency range.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Chen, Jeff [2015]
University of Waterloo
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the theoretical study of wormlike polymer chains, in particular, spatially inhomogeneous and orientaionally ordered bulk and confined systems.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Chen, Yanbei [2015]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For major contributions to our understanding of quantum noise in gravitational wave interferometers, for inventing the double optical spring, and for formulating a vision for experimental research on macroscopic quantum mechanics.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Chen, Zhigang [2015]
San Francisco State University
Citation: For seminal contributions on spatial solitons, photonic lattices, and beam shaping, and for promoting world-class research at an undergraduate institution.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Chergui, Majed [2015]
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Citation: For pioneering ultrafast x-ray spectroscopy, developing novel ultrafast optical spectroscopic methods that were used to answer scientific questions on molecular and biomolecular dynamics in solutions and on the charge carrier dynamics in nanoparticles.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Cho, Hsiao-Mei [2015]
SLAC - National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the development of sensitive bolometers and superconducting amplifiers, and leadership in their application to the measurement of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Chow, Carson [2015]
National Institute of Health
Citation: For the development and application of mathematical models describing a broad spectrum of phenomena related to human health, including neural perception, acute inflammatory response, and body weight dynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Claes, Daniel [2015]
University of Nebraska
Citation: For outstanding contributions to education initiatives associated with elementary particle physics, in particular to underserved remote rural communities.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Clark, Roderick [2015]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to our understanding of superdeformation, decisive measurements providing firm evidence of the shears mechanism in atomic nuclei, and recent studies of the structure of isomeric states in heavy elements.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Cobden, David [2015]
University of Washington
Citation: For novel contributions to experimental physics in low dimensional nano-scale systems, in particular VO2 
nanobeams and carbon nanotube electronic properties.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Cochran, James [2015]
Iowa State University
Citation: For important contributions to the discovery and measurement of the properties of the top quark, searches for rare B0-meson decays, and definitive contributions to the U.S. ATLAS physics program.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Cory, David [2015]
University of Waterloo
Citation: For pioneering one of the first demonstrations of a quantum computer using magnetic moments of nuclei as quantum bits and identifying new industrial applications in medicine, oil exploration and pharmaceuticals.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Coyne, Dennis [2015]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For extraordinary engineering leadership in the construction of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory and the Advanced LIGO Detectors.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Crosby, Alfred [2015]
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Citation: For establishing a research program on nature-inspired materials that has gained a worldwide reputation while making a significant and broad impact on the fields of materials science, mechanics, and biology.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

D'Auria, John [2015]
Simon Fraser University
Citation: For a leadership role in the production of accelerated radioactive beams using the isotope separation online (ISOL)approach at TRIUMF and elsewhere, and research with such beams in experimental nuclear physics and astrophysics.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

D'Incao, Jose [2015]
University of Colorado - Boulder
Citation: For contributions to our understanding of fundamental low-energy few-body physics, including Efimov physics, and its application to ultracold atomic and molecular gases.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Dalvit, Diego Alejandro [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For original contributions to the interpretation of Casimir physics experiments, including fluctuation-induced interactions in nanostructured materials, thermal Casimir forces, and patch effects.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Dalziel, Stuart [2015]
University of Cambridge
Citation: For important contributions to experimental techniques and experimental understanding of stratified and rotating fluids, and for influential directorship of the Batchelor Laboratory and mentoring of young scientists.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Davoudiasl, Hooman [2015]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For elucidating our understanding of the experimental consequences of warped extra-dimensional models of space-time.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

De, Kaushik [2015]
University of Texas, Arlington
Citation: For development of grid computing architectures that allow worldwide production and distributed analysis of large data sets for ATLAS and other experiments and for exploring physics beyond the standard model.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

De Wit, Anne [2015]
University Libre De Brussels
Citation: For pioneering contributions to our understanding of the coupling between chemical reaction, hydrodynamics, and pattern formation driven by coupled reacting-hydrodynamic systems.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Debenedetti, Pablo [2015]
Princeton University
Citation: For seminal contributions to fundamental understanding of metastable liquids, through creative use of statistical mechanical theory, thermodynamic analysis, and advanced computer simulation methods.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Decca, Ricardo [2015]
Indiana University -Purdue University
Citation: For pioneering precision experiments that have led to a deeper understanding of the Casimir force, and stringent constraints on new fundamental interactions at sub-micron ranges.
Nominated by: Topical Group Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants

Delsing, Per [2015]
Chalmers University of Technology
Citation: For pioneering research on the physics of single-electron devices, superconducting circuits, and microwave photonics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

DeMarco, Brian [2015]
University of Illinois, Urbana
Citation: For the pioneering use of ultracold gases in optical lattices as quantum simulators to study disordered condensed matter systems.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Demos, Stavros [2015]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions using unique optical techniques to understanding the relaxation dynamics of point defects and developing non-invasive biomedical photonics for rapid tissue assessment.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Dessau, Daniel [2015]
University of Colorado, Boulder
Citation: For development of high resolution ARPES and laser-ARPES, and their utilization in ground-breaking studies of correlated electron materials, particularly cuprate superconductors and colossal magnetoresistive oxides.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Diamant, Haim [2015]
Tel Aviv University
Citation: For elucidating multiple new forms of hydrodynamic interaction, molecular association, and mechanical buckling, and their role in biomembranes and microfluidic channels.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Diehl, Roland [2015]
Max Planck Institute
Citation: For pioneering contributions to astrophysics, including seminal observations of gamma-ray lines from cosmic radioactivities, the origins of cosmic rays, and development of methods for the analysis of measurements made with gamma-ray telescopes.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Dietl, Tomasz [2015]
Polish Academy of Sciences
Citation: For seminal contributions to the theory of magnetic semiconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Donato, Fiorenza [2015]
Turin University, Italy
Citation: For extensive ground breaking contributions in astro particle physics and indirect dark matter searches.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Drewsen, Michael [2015]
University of Aarhus
Citation: For pioneering experiments with trapped ion Coulomb crystals in linear Paul traps and the demonstration of collective strong coupling with optical cavities.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Englert, Berge [2015]
National University of Singapore
Citation: For distinctive theoretical contributions to the foundations, interpretation, and applications of quantum mechanics.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Evans, Dean [2015]
Air Force Research Laboratory - WPAFB
Citation: For contributions in the photorefractive field leading to an understanding of the physics and defect structure needed to mature these crystals for applications, and for work in the physical understanding and development of ferroelectric nanoparticles.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Fanciulli, Marco [2015]
University of Milano, Bicocca
Citation: For outstanding contributions in the growth and characterization of materials and nanostructures for emerging devices for information processing.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Fennie, Craig [2015]
Cornell University
Citation: For the invention of novel mechanisms enabling dielectric, ferroelectric, and multiferroic functionalities in complex oxides, and identification of materials realizations through first principles methods.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Fernandez-Baca, Jaime [2015]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal neutron scattering studies of magnetic materials, especially the spin and lattice dynamics of colossal magnetoresistive manganites.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Finkbeiner, Douglas [2015]
Harvard University
Citation: For work as one of the world’s leading practitioners of “big data” science, exploiting the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to gamma rays, with rigorous attention to the underlying physics of what are often complex phenomena.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Finkelstein, Gleb [2015]
Duke University
Citation: For significant experimental studies of quantum transport in nanostructures, especially electron correlation effects in artificial quantum impurity systems.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Floryan, Jerzy [2015]
University of Western Ontario
Citation: For seminal illumination of the critical influence of surface topography and heating on surface drag; and the onset of shear-, centrifugal-, buoyancy-, and parametric-resonance driven instabilities; and their characterization.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Frautschi, Steven [2015]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For contributions to the introduction of Regge poles into particle physics, elucidation of the role of infrared photons in high energy scattering, and for seminal contributions to undergraduate physics education.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Energy Res & Appl.

Freeman, Mark [2015]
University of Alberta
Citation: For pioneering studies of magnetization dynamics in nanostructures using ultrafast optical spectroscopy, scanning microscopy, and nanomechanical magnetometry.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Funk, Stefan [2015]
University Erlangen Nuernberg
Citation: For scientific contributions and effective leadership in high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Furno, Ivo [2015]
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Citation: For fundamental experimental work involving the physical, statistical, and transport properties of self-organized plasma blobs at the edge of magnetized plasmas.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Garcia-Sciveres, Maurice [2015]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For leadership in the development of vertex detectors at hadron colliders that enabled studies of the top quark and discoveries including B meson oscillations and the Higgs boson.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Gerdes, David [2015]
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Citation: For contributions to the discovery and study of the top quark, particularly the development of b-quark tagging, as well as trigger and tracker upgrades that led to improved measurements.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Gessner, Oliver [2015]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For the development of coherent x-ray spectroscopy and imaging techniques and their application to monitor fundamental dynamics in interfacial systems and new forms of matter.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Gherghetta, Tony [2015]
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Citation: For contributions to theories of extra dimensions and supersymmetry, advancing our understanding of grand unification, supersymmetry-breaking and the fermion mass hierarchy.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Gorczyca, Thomas [2015]
Western Michigan University
Citation: For advancing our fundamental understanding in the photoionization, spectra, and opacities of atomic ions in astrophysical plasmas.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Grant, Martin [2015]
McGill University
Citation: For groundbreaking contributions on computational materials physics in systems out of equilibrium and fundamental contributions to nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Greenslade, Thomas [2015]
Kenyon College
Citation: For decades of work collecting historically interesting physics textbooks, demonstrations and laboratory apparatus, and for providing a unique historical resource to the physics community by exhibits, photos, and explanations of apparatus, their origins, and their uses.
Nominated by: Forum on the History of Physics

Grollier, Julie [2015]
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Citation: For measurements of spin-transfer torque dynamics and the development of devices to implement biologically inspired computing.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Gronau, Michael [2015]
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Citation: For incisive contributions regarding tests of the Kobayashi-Maskawa theory of CP violation and searches for new physics in the decays of particles containing heavy quarks.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Grosse Perdekamp, Matthias [2015]
University of Illinois, Urbana
Citation: For a leadership role in spin physics at RHIC and the measurement of the novel Collins fragmentation functions at Belle.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Hagengruber, Roger [2015]
University of New Mexico
Citation: For decades-long leadership of nuclear arms control and nonproliferation efforts informed by deep knowledge of the U.S. nuclear weapons program.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Hallen, Hans [2015]
North Carolina State University
Citation: For creative contributions to our understanding of the optical properties of materials at the nanoscale, and their use in the characterization of materials and structures.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Haskel, Daniel [2015]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For development and use of advanced polarized x-ray techniques for studies of magnetism and electron-lattice coupling in correlated electron systems, particularly under extreme conditions.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

He, Guowei [2015]
Chinese Academy of Science
Citation: For fundamental contributions to understanding space-time correlations in turbulent flows and development of time-accurate models for large-eddy simulation, and for leadership in fluid dynamics research in China.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

He, Xiao-Gang [2015]
National Taiwan University
Citation: For influential contributions to particle phenomenology in CP violation and flavor physics, and in quantum topological phases, and for his leadership in promoting national and international collaborations in theoretical physics.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Hearty, Christopher [2015]
University of British Columbia
Citation: For scientific and technical leadership on the BaBar experiment which produced important results on CP violation, flavor physics, and many other areas.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Hell, Stefan [2015]
Max Planck Institute
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development and application of superresolved, far-field optical microscopy.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Huang, Zhirong [2015]
SLAC - National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the theoretical development and experimental verification of high-gain x-ray free-electron lasers operating as seeded and SASE amplifiers.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Hunt, Bruce [2015]
University of Texas, Austin
Citation: For groundbreaking work on the history of electromagnetism in the nineteenth century and the relationship between physics and technology.
Nominated by: Forum on the History of Physics

Iannaccone, Giuseppe [2015]
Pisa University
Citation: For contributions to the theory of quantum transport and noise in mesoscopic and nanoelectronic devices and to their application in electronics.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Jain, Bhuvnesh [2015]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For groundbreaking work in astrophysics and cosmology including the areas of theoretical modeling of cosmological phenomena, measurement and interpretation of cosmological weak lensing, and the interface of gravity theories and experimental tests.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Jenko, Frank [2015]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of comprehensive gyrokinetic simulations of plasma turbulence in tokamaks and stellarators.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Kahng, Byungnam [2015]
Seoul National Univeristy
Citation: For contributions to understanding continuous and discontinuous transitions in percolation and their applications to memory devices, and work on fractality, random walks and spectral properties, avalanche dynamics, and synchronization in complex networks.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Kakalios, James [2015]
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Citation: For innovative efforts to engage the public in the excitement of physics through popular science books, general audience talks, and on-line videos that use examples taken from popular culture.
Nominated by: Forum Outreach & Engaging Public

Kalinin, Sergei [2015]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For foundational contribution to nanoscale electromechanics and revolutionary studies of defect-mediated phase transitions, energy conversion, and electrochemical reactivity at the nanometer and atomic scales enabled by advanced scanning probe microscopy techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Karunasiri, Gamani [2015]
Naval Postgraduate School
Citation: For extensive contributions to the development of quantum well infrared detectors and MEMS based sensors for directional sound sensing and THz imaging.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Kawakami, Roland [2015]
Ohio State University
Citation: For pioneering advances in understanding the magnetic properties of graphene, including mechanisms of spin lifetime and spin transport, and the role of adatoms in magnetic moment formation.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Kharchenko, Vasili [2015]
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Citation: For contributions to the theory of non-equilibrium processes in classical and quantum gases, including energy and charge relaxations in collisions of atoms and molecules and charge-exchange X-ray emissions in astrophysical environments.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Kim, Ki [2015]
North Carolina State University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of electron-phonon scattering and related transport properties in the low-dimensional electronic and spintronic devices and structures.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Kira, Mackillo [2015]
Philipps University Marburg
Citation: For contributions to theoretical semiconductor quantum optics.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Kolomeisky, Anatoly [2015]
Rice University
Citation: For major advances in the field of theoretical biophysics by fundamental contributions to the understanding of the mechanisms of motor proteins, cytoskeleton dynamics, protein nucleation, channel transport, and protein-DNA interactions.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Komatsu, Eiichiro [2015]
Max Planck Institute
Citation: For pioneering use of the bispectrum to study the physics of the early universe and for playing a leading role in the analysis of WMAP data.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Koseff, Jeffrey [2015]
Stanford University
Citation: For pioneering contributions in understanding lid-driven cavity flow and transport phenomena in coupled physical-biological systems, and seminal contributions to the theory of stratified turbulence and internal wave breaking.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Krasik, Yakov [2015]
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of the physics of plasma cathodes, the generation of high-current electron beams and nanosecond-timescale gaseous discharges, and converging strong shock waves.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Krems, Roman [2015]
University of British Columbia
Citation: For developing numerical tools for the description of molecular collisions at cold and ultracold temperatures and their control using external electric and magnetic fields.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Kribs, Graham [2015]
University of Oregon
Citation: For contributions to our understanding of physics beyond the Standard Model, in particular theories with supersymmetry and extra generations of matter.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Krishnamurthy, Hulikal [2015]
Indian Institute of Science
Citation: For outstanding contributions to condensed matter theory, especially strongly correlated phenomena in fermionic and bosonic systems, universal behavior in quantum impurity physics, and colossal magneto-resistance.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Kumar, Satish [2015]
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Citation: For fundamental contributions to interfacial and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and for exemplary leadership in the engineering science of liquid-applied coating and printing processes.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Kumaran, Viswanathan [2015]
Indian Institute of Science
Citation: For studies of transition to turbulence in flows past soft surfaces at moderate Reynolds numbers, including asymptotic and numerical analyses, and experimental characterization of instabilities, turbulence, and ultrafast mixing.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Larson, Shane [2015]
Northwestern University
Citation: For impacting science and society through the integration of public engagement and research, and for empowering generations of future scientists by his example.
Nominated by: Forum Outreach & Engaging Public

Lauder, George [2015]
Harvard University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to understanding of aquatic propulsion in fishes through experimental hydrodynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Lavrentovich, O [2015]
Kent State University
Citation: For exceptional contributions to the physics of liquid crystals and related soft matter.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Lebed, Richard [2015]
Arizona State University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of the properties of hadrons and, in particular, for the application of techniques of large N QCD to the physics of hadrons.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Hadronic Physics

Leger, Liliane [2015]
College de France
Citation: For masterfully pioneering experiments about the fundamentals of polymer diffusion, adhesion, and rheological flow.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Levchenko, Andre [2015]
Yale University
Citation: For pioneering experimental and theoretical studies of cellular regulatory systems, and especially for elucidating chemical and mechanical mechanisms of guidance and control of cellular motility.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Li, Xiaoqin [2015]
University of Texas, Austin
Citation: For contributions to quantum information, multidimensional coherent spectroscopy, nanophotonics based on AFM assembly, and spin dynamics in ferromagnetic nanostructures.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Lian, Tianquan [2015]
Emory University
Citation: For seminal contributions to the study of ultrafast photoinduced interfacial charge transfer dynamics in photovoltaic and photocatalytic nanomaterials and for pioneering applications of time-resolved spectroscopy to solving fundamental problems in solar energy conversion.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Lifshitz, Ron [2015]
Tel Aviv University
Citation: For the theory of nonlinear dynamics and relaxation of vibrational modes in nanomechanical systems and for groundbreaking results on the symmetry stabilization, and photonic and magnetic properties of quasicrystals.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Lincoln, Don [2015]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to outreach and engaging the public in the physical sciences, particularly particle physics, with a broad range of communication vehicles and forums.
Nominated by: Forum Outreach & Engaging Public

Liu, Junming [2015]
Nanjing University
Citation: For seminal contributions to the synthesis and characterization of multiferroic materials and other complex transition metal oxides, and to the understanding of physics of rare-earth manganites with multiferroicity and colossal magnetoresistance.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Loeb, Abraham [2015]
Harvard University
Citation: For seminal contributions to several challenging problems in theoretical astrophysics ranging from the emergence of structure formation at the earliest epochs, to the physics of the epoch of reionization, to the use of gamma-ray bursts as cosmic probes, to the use of microlensing to detect planets.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Lumsden, Mark [2015]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of magnetism in iron-based superconductors using neutron scattering techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Ma, Yu-Gang [2015]
Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics
Citation: For a leadership role in the construction of the MRPC Time-of-Flight detector for STAR collaboration, the subsequent discoveries of anti-helium 4 and anti-hypertriton at RHIC, and significant contributions to studies of nuclear liquid-gas phase transition in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Madejski, Grzegorz [2015]
SLAC - National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For insightful research over a thirty year career on relativistic jets and rich clusters of galaxies, his effective contributions to many successful high energy astrophysics space missions, and leadership in the community.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Madhavan, Vidya [2015]
University of Illinois, Urbana
Citation: For major contributions to the study of topological phases of electronic matter using advanced spectroscopic imaging STM.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Madsen, Niels [2015]
CERN
Citation: For seminal contribution to the field of antihydrogen and leadership in developing techniques that enabled the trapping and first microwave spectroscopy of antihydrogen.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Maier, John [2015]
University of Basel
Citation: For development and application of a variety of techniques to obtain the electronic spectra of numerous transient species, ions, cluster ions, and carbon chains, especially those of astrophysical relevance.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Maier, Thomas [2015]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For numerical and phenomenological calculations that have provided insight into cuprate and iron-pnictide superconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Manfra, Michael [2015]
Purdue University
Citation: For advancing MBE growth of AlGaAs/GaAs and AlGaN/GaN heterostructures that enable fundamental understanding of 2D electron correlation effects and realization of novel devices.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Manzur, Tariq [2015]
Naval Underwater System Center
Citation: For outstanding contributions in the field of photonics, laser devices, and systems.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Martin, Ivar [2015]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: "For fundamental work in the theory of strongly correlated electrons, topological materials, and quantum measurement."
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Matar, Omar [2015]
Imperial College London
Citation: For important contributions to interfacial fluid dynamics in the presence of surfactants, nanoparticles, and electric fields, using theory and computation, and with applications in industrial and daily life settings.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Matchev, Konstantin [2015]
University of Florida, Gainesville
Citation: For contributions to the collider phenomenology of supersymmetry and extra dimensions, studies of dark matter, and leadership in the development and popularization of simulation tools.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Mauri, Francesco [2015]
No Company Provided
Citation: For the development and application of original methods to determine materials properties from first-principles, most notably for the case of solid-state NMR and EPR spectroscopies and electron-phonon interaction and superconductivity.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Mazevet, Stephane [2015]
CNRS/LPSC
Citation: For fundamental contributions to computational simulations of the properties of matter under extreme density, temperature, and radiation conditions.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Meitzler, Thomas [2015]
US Army Research Devevelpment & Engineering Command
Citation: For the development of a novel technique for embedding of ultrasonic, optical, and spintronic transducers-sensors into armor materials and contributions to understanding how embedded transducers give indication of armor damage.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Meriles, Carlos [2015]
City College of CUNY
Citation: For creative contributions to the development of novel techniques in magnetic resonance, including ex-situ MRI scanning, spin hyperpolarization and optical detection.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Mezic, Igor [2015]
Univ of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theory of three-dimensional chaotic advection, measures and control of mixing, and development of a spectral operator theory approach to decomposition of complex fluid flows.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Michel, Pierre [2015]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to laser-plasma interaction physics and dynamic multi-laser beam physics enabling symmetry control in indirectly driven inertial confinement fusion implosions.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Migler, Kalman [2015]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For definitive optical and rheological experiments concerning the physics of polymer flow to identify slippage and multiphase behavior.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Minton, Timothy [2015]
Montana State University
Citation: For pioneering research in hyperthermal gas-surface and gas-phase reaction dynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Misra, Prabhakar [2015]
Howard University
Citation: For sustained contributions to the spectroscopy of the condensed phases and exemplary mentoring of underrepresented students.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Mitrovic, Vesna [2015]
Brown University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to NMR study of low energy excitations in emergent quantum phases.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Mochan, W [2015]
Instituto de Ciencias Físicas
Citation: For pioneering and imaginative work on the theoretical description of optical properties of surfaces and nanostructured materials, as well as for continuing efforts to communicate physics to a broad audience.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Moessner, Roderich [2015]
Ecole Normale Superieure
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the theoretical study of new types of magnetism, particularly in topological spin liquids, including the resonating valence bond liquid; and of emergent monopoles in spin ice.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Morfin, Jorge [2015]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For uniting theorists and experimentalists, particle and nuclear physicists, and physicists from North, Central and South America in understanding strong interactions in the nucleon, in the nucleus, and in neutrino interactions on nuclei.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Nagle, James [2015]
University of Colorado, Boulder
Citation: For outstanding scientific and technical contributions to the study of heavy flavor production and correlations in high-energy nuclear interactions and for leadership of the PHENIX experiment.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Nemoto, Kae [2015]
National Institute of Informatics
Citation: For pioneering the theory for quantum optical implementations of quantum information processing and communication.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Neuenschwander, Dwight [2015]
Southern Nazarene University
Citation: For demonstrating the importance of history of physics both in the education and inspiration of science students and in outreach to the general community.
Nominated by: Forum on the History of Physics

Nguyen, Dinh [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For an outstanding record of innovation and contribution to the initial development of high-brightness photo-injectors, early experimental validation of self-amplified spontaneous-emission theory, and high average current injectors.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Niemela, Joseph [2015]
International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Citation: For significant contributions to high-­precision heat transport measurements at very high Rayleigh numbers in cryogenic Rayleigh-­Bénard convection, and pioneering applications of low-­temperature techniques to studies of instabilities and turbulence.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Nunes, Filomena [2015]
Michigan State University
Citation: For developing new standards in relating nuclear reactions, nuclear structure, and astrophysical reaction rates by the implementation of non-perturbative treatments of nuclear breakup.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

O'Dell, Vivian [2015]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For leadership in CMS operations and upgrades, the Run IIb DZero detector upgrade; th DZero and CMS QCD physics groups and major contributions to the CMS Data Acquisition system.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Oh, Choo-Hiap [2015]
National Univ of Singapore
Citation: For vital contributions to the development of physics teaching and research in Singapore, especially establishing its leading position in research in quantum technology, and for important personal contributions to this field.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Oleynik, Ivan [2015]
University of South Florida
Citation: For the development and application of novel computational methods that have led to fundamental insights into behavior of matter at extreme conditions, molecular electronics, graphene, and spin-dependent tunneling.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Orginos, Kostas [2015]
William & Mary College
Citation: For innovative developments and applications of lattice QCD algorithms and techniques that provide unique insight into low-energy QCD, ranging from nucleon structure to charmed hadron spectroscopy to multi-nucleon systems.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Osborn, David [2015]
Sandia National Laboratory
Citation: For innovative research in multiplexed methods for interrogating chemical kinetics and measurements of the physical chemistry of previously elusive reaction intermediates
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Ozel, Feryal [2015]
University of Arizona
Citation: For pathbreaking theoretical and observational contributions to understanding the behavior of high energy astrophysical systems in the universe, including neutron stars, magnetars and black holes; and for leadership in the astrophysics community.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Pan, Ning [2015]
University of California, Davis
Citation: For significant contributions to the scientific research of mechanics and physics in the field of fibrous materials.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Parsegian, V Adrian [2015]
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Citation: For seminal contributions to biological physics by formulating and measuring forces organizing biological molecules and driving transitions in ionic channels and macromolecules to connect molecular structure, conformation, and function.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Pedersen, Thomas [2015]
Columbia University
Citation: For seminal studies of pure electron plasmas in a stellarator and for active stabilization of resistive wall modes up to the ideal wall limit in a tokamak.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Pendry, J [2015]
Imperial College London
Citation: For the discovery of metamaterials.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Perelson, Alan [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the development of dynamical models of HIV infection, for elucidating therapeutic responses of HCV, and for helping found the fields of viral dynamics and theoretical immunology.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Petrov, Alexey [2015]
Wayne State University
Citation: For contributions to heavy flavor physics, in particular studies of charm quarks and contributions to indirect searches for physics beyond the Standard Model.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Petrovic, Cedomir [2015]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to understanding of heavy fermion materials through synthesis and characterization of new systems, particularly CeCoIn5.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Piasetzky, Eli [2015]
Tel Aviv University
Citation: For pioneering explorations of the high momentum structure of the nuclear wave function using high energy probes and the discovery of the dominance of proton-neutron pairs.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Ping, Yuan [2015]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering experiments exploring the nature, equilibration, and use of nonequilibrium plasmas strongly driven by coherent and incoherent sources.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Pismen, Leonid [2015]
Israel Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering and ingenious contributions to fundamental fluid dynamics, particularly interfacial flows, dynamics of moving contact lines, and the analysis of instabilities and pattern formation in diverse systems.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Planes, Antoni [2015]
Universitat de Barcelona
Citation: For outstanding and original contributions to the study of fundamental aspects of phase transition dynamics in functional materials.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Pleimling, Michel [2015]
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Citation: For seminal and sustained contributions to computational statistical physics, specifically his investigations of complex systems far from thermal equilibrium, and in-depth understanding of non-equilibrium relaxation and physical aging phenomena.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Poelker, Matthew [2015]
Jefferson Laboratory
Citation: For sustained and transformative work on the development of polarized electron beams, opening new vistas in their application to nuclear and particle physics experiments at the frontiers of knowledge.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Pollock, Steven [2015]
University of Colorado, Boulder
Citation: For pioneering efforts in upper division physics education research by applying interactive engagement teaching methods and by performing measures of their effectiveness.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Physics Education Research

Proudfoot, James [2015]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For mentoring young physicists from around the world, including those in underdeveloped nations, in the advancement of calorimetric techniques in HEP experiments and their application to electroweak and strong interaction measurements.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Rai, Gulshan [2015]
Department of Energy - United States of America
Citation: For pioneering work at the Berkeley Bevalac, especially development and first implementation of time projection chambers with pad readout, and initiating a heavy-ion energy scan experiment (EOS/E895) at Brookhaven's AGS accelerator.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Ramprasad, Ramamurthy [2015]
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the computation-driven rational design of materials, especially polymeric and inorganic dielectric materials and catalysts.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Ransom, Scott [2015]
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Citation: For contributions to the study of radio pulsars, including the measurement of pulsar masses that have constrained the equation of state of ultradense matter, the discovery of many millisecond and binary pulsars, and development of key pulsar algorithms.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Raphael, Elie [2015]
ESPCI ParisTech
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the theory of complex fluids, including polymers at interfaces, polyelectrolytes, wetting of thin films, and capillary-gravity waves.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Regan, Sean [2015]
University of Rochester
Citation: For scientific contributions and leadership in the development and application of x-ray spectroscopy to diagnose plasma conditions, hydrodynamic instabilities and mix in both direct and x-ray driven inertial confinement fusion targets.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Rigol, Marcos [2015]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For studies of quantum states of matter in and out of equilibrium.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Roland, Charles [2015]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For important experimental contributions and physical insight into the temperature and pressure dependence of the dynamics of polymeric systems.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Ronning, Filip [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For experimental contributions to understanding strongly correlated electron phenomena, particularly in cuprate and heavy-fermion systems.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Rumble, John [2015]
R&R Data Services
Citation: For leadership in developing systems that organize and provide ready access to the high quality scientific and technical data needed for the design, performance prediction, and analysis of industrial products.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Rusack, Roger [2015]
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Citation: For leadership in the development of advanced photodetector systems used in the Higgs boson discovery and realization and exploitation of the electromagnetic calorimeter of the CMS experiment.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Saha-Dasgupta, Tanusri [2015]
S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Citation: For development of fast and accurate electronic structure methods allowing the combined study of material-specific and many-body aspects, and their application in understanding the transition-metal oxides and quantum spin systems.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Sanchez-Portal, Daniel [2015]
No Company Provided
Citation: For contributions to the development and use of electronic structure methods, especially SIESTA and its time-dependent version, which has enabled the simulation of systems of unprecedented complexity.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Saunders, Alexander [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions in developing proton radiography and the LANL ultra cold neutron source, enabling new applications of nuclear science and an improved understanding of the decay of the free neutron.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Schlamminger, Stephan [2015]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For a precision measurement of the Newtonian constant of Gravitation G and a precision measurement of the Planck constant h.
Nominated by: Topical Group Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants

Schwartz, Ira [2015]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For the pioneering contributions to the understanding and development of topological insights into the dynamics, fluctuations, and control of strongly nonlinear physical and population systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Segalman, Rachel [2015]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the understanding of conjugated, polypeptoid, and ion-containing polymers and co-polymers.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Shaffer, Peter [2015]
University of Washington
Citation: For contributions to the field of physics education research and to the development of research-based instructional materials that have led to improved learning in physics by undergraduates and K-12 teachers.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Shakhnovich, Eugene [2015]
Harvard University
Citation: For seminal contributions to the statistical physics of polypeptides, by significantly extending methods previously used for disordered systems, and for discovery of physical-chemical principles of selection of protein sequences now used as a tool for discovery of new protein sequences.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Shay, Michael A [2015]
University of Delaware
Citation: For pioneering contributions to understanding magnetic reconnection, including the nature of collisionless reconnection, and of plasma turbulence.
Nominated by: Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics

Sheikh, Javid [2015]
No Company Provided
Citation: For a pioneering contribution to the study of nuclei beyond the valley of stability and for developing symmetry projected mean field equations.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Shen, Mengyan [2015]
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Citation: For enabling near ultraviolet laser action and artificial photosynthesis with metal oxide semiconductors.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Energy Res & Appl.

Shinbrot, Troy [2015]
Rutgers University
Citation: For creative and thought-provoking work on chaos, fluid mixing, and granular flows.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Shtengel, Kirill [2015]
Univ of California, Riverside
Citation: For major theoretical contributions to the prediction and detection of non-Abelian anyons in condensed matter physics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Siddiqi, Irfan [2015]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For significant contributions to the development of superconducting quantum information devices and quantum measurement techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Sigg, Daniel [2015]
Caltech
Citation: For development of techniques essential to the successful high-sensitivity operation of gravitational wave detectors and leadership in commissioning the LIGO detectors.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Silber, Mary [2015]
Northwestern University
Citation: For contributions to bifurcation theory in the presence of symmetries, and its application to the theory of pattern selection in nonlinear, spatially extended, dissipative physical systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Sinars, Daniel [2015]
Sandia National Laboratory
Citation: For scientific contributions and leadership in the development of innovative x-ray radiography and spectroscopy diagnostics for the study of z-pinch physics, inertial confinement fusion, and high energy density physics.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Slane, Patrick [2015]
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Citation: For significant contributions to the physics of supernova remnants, in particular for using deep images and spectra, over many wavebands, to understand the interaction of hot gas, interstellar material, pulsar wind nebulae, and cosmic ray acceleration within the remnants.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Smalyuk, Vladimir [2015]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of hydrodynamic instabilities in inertial confinement fusion using elegant experiments on Omega and NIF.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Sokolov, Alexei [2015]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For insightful work on quantum molecular coherence, ultrafast optics, and laser spectroscopy.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Soldner-Rembold, Stefan [2015]
University of Manchester
Citation: For leadership of the DZero Collaboration at the Fermilab Tevatron which provided many discoveries and precision measurements in the field of particle physics.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Squires, Todd [2015]
Univ of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For advancing the quantitative and qualitative understanding of fundamental processes in microfluidics and nonlinear electrokinetics, colloidal hydrodynamics, and active and nonlinear microrheology of bulk materials and complex fluid interfaces.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Staley, Richard [2015]
University of Cambridge
Citation: For multifaceted historical works on how the early community of theoretical and experimental physicists developed relativity physics, and for outstanding analysis of the career of Albert Michelson.
Nominated by: Forum on the History of Physics

Steglich, Frank [2015]
Max Planck Institute
Citation: For seminal contributions to correlated electron physics, including discovery of unconventional superconductivity in CeCu2Si2, and explication of electronic criticality near antiferromagnetic quantum critical points.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Steinberg, Daniel [2015]
Princeton University
Citation: For developing, assessing, and disseminating new science education outreach programs targeted to pre-college students and to the general public, and for forging prototypical outreach partnerships locally and nationally.
Nominated by: Forum Outreach & Engaging Public

Steinberg, Richard [2015]
City College of CUNY
Citation: For contributions to understanding the teaching and learning of physics ranging from elementary school science to quantum mechanics and for using physics education research to improve K-16 instruction.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Physics Education Research

Streitz, Frederick [2015]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For important contributions to computational condensed matter physics and for leadership in extreme scale computation.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Sun, Liling [2015]
Chinese Academy of Science
Citation: For outstanding contributions in the study of iron-based superconductors and other quantum correlated materials, and in the development of state-of-the-art systems for in-situ high pressure measurements.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Suraud, Eric [2015]
Université Paul Sabatier
Citation: For major contributions to cluster physics, including development of a microscopic description of the nonlinear response of irradiated clusters and molecules leading to a wide range of applications, and for developing ties with emerging nations in Eastern Europe and Asia.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Suslick, Kenneth [2015]
University of Illinois, Urbana
Citation: For pioneering explorations of sonoluminescence and sonochemistry. And for providing the first measurements of conditions created during cavitation as bubbles implosively collapse.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Swift, Damian [2015]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For wide-ranging contributions to shock- and ramp-wave compression experiments using laser, pulsed-power, and explosive drivers, and for employing rigorous quantum and statistical mechanical principles to guide the formulation of theoretical solutions to experimental problems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter

Tahan, Charles [2015]
Lab for Physical Sciences
Citation: For important contributions to the field of quantum information science, including theoretical work advancing the experimental development of silicon quantum computers and proposing new quantum devices in the solid state.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Tan, Shina [2015]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: For the derivation of fundamental relations for ultracold atomic gases with two-body short-range interactions and the study of ultracold few-body systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Tanaka, Hirohisa [2015]
University of British Columbia
Citation: For contributions in experimental neutrino physics, particularly for work leading to observation of neutrino oscillations in the T2K experiment and to searches for neutrino oscillations in the Mini-BooNe experiment.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Tang, Xinfeng [2015]
Wuhan University of Technology
Citation: For pioneering studies of the synthesis, processing, characterization, and understanding of thermoelectric materials, and for contributions to their use in industrial applications.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Tannenbaum, Benn [2015]
Sandia National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to international peace and security by addressing nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and terrorism; and for mentoring young scientists and educating students to bring science to bear on societal challenges.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Tate, Janet [2015]
Oregon State University
Citation: For contributions to structural, transport, and optical properties of a wide variety of electronic and superconducting materials.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Thirumalai, Dave [2015]
Univ of Maryland, College Park
Citation: For pioneering applications of concepts from statistical mechanics and polymer physics in developing new computational tools and theoretical models that have greatly advanced our understanding of the behavior of bio-macromolecules.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Thomas, Edward [2015]
Auburn University
Citation: For pioneering contributions and leadership in the development of particle-image velocimetry in the study of dusty plasmas and for exemplary service to the plasma physics community.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Thompson, Rodger [2015]
University of Arizona
Citation: For work in infrared instrumentation and studies of stellar nucleosynthesis, star formation, and active galactic nuclei; his pivotal role as principal investigator for NICMOS on the Hubble Space telescope; and his use of that instrument to pursue high redshift cosmology, AGNs, and star formation.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Toback, David [2015]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For pioneering work on searches for new particles and leadership of the CDF experiment.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Toschi, Federico [2015]
Eindhoven University of Technology
Citation: For lasting contributions to direct numerical simulations of complex flows and turbulence, and to the understanding of fully developed turbulence and turbulent two-phase flow.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Trodden, Mark [2015]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For pioneering work in theoretical cosmology and astroparticle physics, including explorations of theoretical explanations for the acceleration of the Universe.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Truskett, Thomas [2015]
University of Texas, Austin
Citation: For pioneering work elucidating how nanoscale interfaces impact the structure, dynamics, and self-assembly of complex fluids and biomolecular systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter

Tserkovnyak, Yaroslav [2015]
Univ of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For important contributions to the theory of spin dynamics in ferromagnetic nanostructures.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Tyliszczak, Tolek [2015]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For the groundbreaking development and technical implementations of the highest performance soft x-ray scanning transmission microscope (STXM) and its applications, and investigation of extraterrestrial particles.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Uzdensky, Dmitri [2015]
University of Colorado, Boulder
Citation: For cornerstone contributions to theoretical understanding of magnetic reconnection in astrophysical plasmas and, in particular, for developing the theory of plasmoid-driven reconnection and revealing mechanisms of particle acceleration in reconnection events.
Nominated by: Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics

Vekhter, Ilya [2015]
Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge
Citation: For important contributions to the theory of unconventional superconductors in the vortex state, including probes of order parameter symmetry.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Venkataraman, Latha [2015]
Columbia University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to measurement and understanding of electron transport through single organic molecules.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vetter, Kai [2015]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to fundamental radiation detection techniques, particularly gamma-ray imaging, and important societal applications.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Vitali, David [2015]
University of Camerino
Citation: For groundbreaking work on cavity opto-mechanics, which proved to provide an ideal and flexible environment for quantum information processing and quantum-limited sensing; for proposing pioneering techniques to control decoherence in quantum systems.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Vojta, Thomas [2015]
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Citation: For innovative analyses of quantum phase transitions in the presence of strong disorder.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vuckovic, Jelena [2015]
Stanford University
Citation: For major and field opening contributions to nano photonics and its application to information science; including the design and fabrication of 2D photonic crystals with integrated quantum dot structures.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Walther, Philip [2015]
No Company Provided
Citation: For outstanding achievements in experimental quantum information, quantum optics, and quantum photonics; including the first realization of privacy-preserving quantum cloud computing and the first experimental verification of a quantum computation.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Wandelt, Benjamin [2015]
Pierre and Marie Curie University
Citation: For a leading role in the development of the algorithms and tools used in the analysis and interpretation of cosmic microwave background data and for his development of novel approaches to cosmological analyses.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Weinstein, Alan [2015]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For leadership in developing and testing the new generation of gravitational wave detectors, data analysis and searches for astrophysical sources of gravitational waves, and making LIGO data available to the broader community.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Whiting, Bernard [2015]
University of Florida, Gainesville
Citation: For influential contributions to wide-ranging areas of gravitational physics, including tests of Newtonian gravity, stability of the Kerr metric, and the self-force problem.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Willeke, Ferdinand [2015]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions advancing the physics of beams and scientific research, by leading the design and construction of frontier accelerator facilities and providing valuable advice to many accelerator facilities worldwide.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Wittmann, Michael [2015]
University of Maine
Citation: For foundational research into student learning of physics, pioneering work in K-12 teacher development, and leadership in building community for physics education researchers.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Physics Education Research

Wolde, Pieter Ten [2015]
FOM Institute AMOLF
Citation: For elucidating the design principles of biochemical networks using rigorous theory and innovative computational techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wright, Michael [2015]
Varian Medical Systems
Citation: For outstanding research and innovation in x-ray imaging and radiation therapy, its resulting commercial impact, and profound medical benefits for humankind.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Wu, Xiaohua [2015]
Royal Military College of Canada
Citation: For pioneering direct numerical simulations of pipe and boundary layer flows, from a laminar state, through transition, to a fully-developed turbulent state; and for generating striking and insightful visualizations.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Wurden, Glen [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For innovative approaches to plasma diagnostics applied to a wide variety of fusion confinement concepts, ranging from reversed field pinches to tokamaks to magneto-inertial fusion.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Yakovlev, Vladislav [2015]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the development of ultrafast lasers, optical instrumentation, and the resulting spectroscopic advances that have important applications.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Yan, Jie [2015]
National University of Singapore
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understandings of the micromechanics of DNA, protein, and their interactions using single-molecule biophysical methods.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Yang, Yang [2015]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For extraordinary contributions in organic and hybrid electronic materials, interfacial engineering, and novel device design that have led to highly efficient organic and hybrid solar cells, digital memory devices, vertical transistors, and organic LEDs.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Zapperi, Stefano [2015]
University of Milan
Citation: For key contributions to the understanding of statistical properties of crackling noise in materials, including the theory of the Barkhausen effects in ferromagnets and the understanding of dislocation avalanches in microplasticity.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Zhang, Zhuomin [2015]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: For advancing the knowledge of near-field thermal radiation between objects at nanometer distances as well as the radiative properties of photonic crystals and metamaterials for energy harvesting and semiconductor processing.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Zheng, Xiaochao [2015]
University of Virginia
Citation: For advancing the measurement of parity violating asymmetry in electron-nucleon deep inelastic scattering.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Hadronic Physics

Zudov, Michael [2015]
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Citation: For seminal experiments on nonequilibrium transport in high Landau levels of 2D systems, including discovery of microwave-induced resistance oscillations and zero-resistance states.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics