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: Friday, April 1, 2016
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APS Fellows Nominated by DLS  

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Atwater, Harry [2016]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering contributions to plasmonics and nanophotonics.


Brener, Igal [2016]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For contributions to optical phenomena in semiconductors, including their coupling to metasurfaces for passive, tunable, and nonlinear metamaterials, and coherent terahertz phenomena and instrumentation.


Kippenberg, Tobias [2016]
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the science and application of high Q optical micro-resonators in cavity quantum optomechanics and optical frequency metrology.


Salamo, Greg [2016]
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Citation: For important contributions to optical solitons and nonlinear optics, for pioneering new nanophotonic materials, and for experimentally observing symmetry breaking in non-Hermitian parity-time symmetric optical systems.


Wang, Feng [2016]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For seminal contributions to optical spectroscopy of novel low dimensional materials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, and transition metal dichalcoginides.


Wiederrecht, Gary [2016]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the physics and spectroscopy of semiconductor, molecular, and metal nanostructures, including the observations of hybrid molecular-plasmon excitations and novel ultra-fast phenomena.


Ziolkowski, Richard W. [2016]
University of Arizona
Citation: For contributions to the analysis and modeling of electromagnetic phenomena in linear and nonlinear complex media and metamaterials.