APS Fellowship

The DLS has made many distinguished contributions to the list of APS Fellows. The number of DLS nominations chosen to be forwarded to the APS for confirmation as Fellow in a given year is typically in the range 5-10. This depends on the good judgment of the nominators and the Divisional Committee on Fellows headed by the DLS Vice-Chair, but the Committee can do nothing without nominations. This is where DLS members must come into the picture. The Executive Committee is urging all DLS members to consider whether they know of a colleague who is deserving of the prized honor of APS Fellowship. If you are uncertain about a colleague's status, consult the APS Membership Directory, where an asterisk identifies Fellows. Nominations for deserving women, minority, and foreign DLS members are especially sought. Any member can nominate any other member, and the supporting documentation is not difficult to assemble.

Gray arrow DLS Deadline for APS Fellowship Nomination: Monday, April 3, 2017
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APS Fellows Nominated by DLS  

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Deng, Hui [2017]
University of Michigan
Citation: For pioneering contributions to fundamental physics and applications of matter-light coupled systems.


Khalil, Munira [2017]
University of Washington
Citation: For probing coherently coupled vibrational and electronic motion during ultrafast charge transfer processes by using a unique combination of infrared, visible, and X-ray experiments to provide new insights into this mechanism.


Mortensen, Niels Asger [2017]
Technical University of Denmark
Citation: For fundamental explorations of light-matter interactions in nanostructures at the interface of classical electrodynamics and quantum physics.


Steinmeyer, Gunter [2017]
Max Born Institute
Citation: For outstanding contributions to ultrafast nonlinear optics, in particular for the development of pulse characterization techniques, the experimental demonstration of pulse self-compression through laser filamentation, and the investigations of higher-order nonlinear susceptibilities and rogue waves.


Waks, Edo [2017]
University of Maryland - College Park
Citation: For significantly advancing the field of quantum photonics and for developing new concepts to strongly interact solid-state quantum emitters with nanophotonic components.