Woman Physicist of the Month

A program of the APS’s Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP), the Woman Physicist of the Month highlights exceptional female physicists. The award recognizes female physicists who have positively impacted other individuals’ lives and careers.

Woman Physicist of April 2017

Kiran Bhaganagar, University of Texas, San Antonio

Headshot of Kiran Bhaganagar Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar has made original contributions of applying the concepts of turbulence to study complex problems of wind turbines, atmospheric pollution, and chemical warfare agents. Currently, she is working on novel direction of integrating unmanned aerial vehicles in improving turbulence model predictions for atmospheric flows. Her work is a major step towards using mobile sensing framework for improved forecasting of the atmosphere, which is critical for wind energy, atmospheric pollution issues, and health. As an associate professor and Chair of Graduate Student Committee in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Dr. Bhaganagar teaches courses in numerical methods, fluid dynamics, turbulence and computational fluid dynamics, and takes an active role in training and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Read More


How to Nominate

Email the following information to women@aps.org:

  • Nominee's name, institution, and email
  • Nominator's name, institution, and email
  • Nominee's CV
  • 1 - 3 paragraphs about the nominee and why she is worthy of recognition

Note that the nomination statement will serve as the text for the profile page on the CSWP site, so please write accordingly. CSWP reserves the right to edit the profile.

Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Nomination Criteria

  • APS membership is not required.
  • A woman doing any physics-related work.
  • Has had an impact on your life or career.
  • Worthy of recognition.

Additional Information

The CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month program has been featured in APS News.
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2017 Women Physicists of the Month

Previously Recognized Women of the Month

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