APS Fellowship

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in The American Physical Society.

Fellowship nominations may be submitted by anyone who is a member of the APS in good standing. All members of DAMOP are strongly encouraged to nominate colleagues whom they consider worthy of this recognition. See the Fellowship nomination information page for guidance on submitting nominations.
Gray arrow DAMOP Deadline for APS Fellowship Nomination: Friday, April 1, 2016
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APS Fellows Nominated by DAMOP  

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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.


Bloch, Immanuel [2015]
Max Planck Institute
Citation: For pioneering and continued experimental research in quantum many-body physics with ultracold atomic gases.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Gorczyca, Thomas [2015]
Western Michigan University
Citation: For advancing our fundamental understanding in the photoionization, spectra, and opacities of atomic ions in astrophysical plasmas.


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.


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.


Rigol, Marcos [2015]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For studies of quantum states of matter in and out of equilibrium.


Sokolov, Alexei [2015]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For insightful work on quantum molecular coherence, ultrafast optics, and laser spectroscopy.


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.


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.