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 who have positively impacted other individuals’ lives and careers.

Woman Physicist of June 2017

Lilia Woods, University of South Florida

Headshot of Lilia WoodsDr. Lilia Woods obtained a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the University of Tennessee under the guidance of Prof. Gerald D. Mahan. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory/University of Tennessee, which was followed by a National Research Council Director’s funded Postdoc position at the Naval Research Lab. Dr. Woods then joined the Department of Physics at the University of South Florida, where she is currently a professor. Her group of graduate students and postdocs work on a variety of cutting edge problems reaching across condensed matter physics, materials science, and devices. She works with faculty and graduate students to develop presentations, in-class demonstrations, lab visits, and experiments so high school students can actively participate and prepare for successful undergraduate studies in physics. 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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