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Troy Shinbrot to Edit PR Applied

Troy Shinbrot
Troy Shinbrot

APS has named Rutgers physicist Troy Shinbrot as Editor of its new journal, Physical Review Applied. Launching in 2014, the new publication will feature both experimental and theoretical scientific research by and for applied physicists.

"There is a large and growing audience of both physicists working on applied topics, and engineers working on important applications that at their heart hinge on physical mechanisms," Shinbrot said. "Physical Review Applied seeks to be the place to publish, to discuss, and to promote the physics on which these new ideas hinge."

Shinbrot's research interests include the study of granular flows, chaotic mixing and the morphogenesis of neurons. Before taking a position in Rutgers' department of biomedical engineering in 1998, he worked at the Xerox Corporation and AD Little.

"Troy Shinbrot's qualifications, the breadth of his research interests, and his vision for the journal made him the best person for the position," said Paul Fleury of Yale University, who chaired the search committee.

Shinbrot has been a referee for journal articles since 1993, and in 2008 was one of the first named an "Outstanding Referee." He received his PhD in physics from the University of Maryland."

With Dr. Shinbrot as editor of this vital new journal, I am confident in Physical Review Applied's future," said Gene Sprouse, the Editor in Chief of APS journals. "I expect that the journal will take off rapidly, and quickly become a great resource for applied physicists."

APS will announce a call for papers for Physical Review Applied sometime in the near future.


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