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 DPP 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 DPP Deadline for APS Fellowship Nomination: Monday, April 3, 2017
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APS Fellows Nominated by DPP  

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Bahukutumbi, Radha [2017]
University of Rochester
Citation: For outstanding contributions to understanding physics of direct drive implosions on OMEGA and NIF and for leadership in the national Inertial Confinement Fusion program.


Bertsche, William A. [2017]
The University of Manchester, UK
Citation: For seminal contributions to the trapping of antihydrogen atoms and subsequent spectroscopic measurements on them; in particular for the development, of the auto-resonant mixing technique and other non-neutral plasma manipulations crucial to the first demonstration of anti-atom trapping in 2010.


Froula, Dustin H. [2017]
University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Citation: For the development and application of Thomson scattering to understand thermal transport and the onset of laser-plasma instabilities in indirect and direct-drive fusion experiments.


Goldstein, William H [2017]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For leadership at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with high levels of integrity, scientific judgment, and national impact, and for pioneering research in the theory of atomic processes in high temperature plasmas, with applications to fusion energy, astrophysics, and X-ray lasers.


Kirkwood, Robert K [2017]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For exceptional experimental work demonstrating the importance of energy transfer between laser beams in plasmas, and subsequent intellectual leadership of the effort to develop a two color option on the National Ignition Facility laser that is important for achieving symmetric implosions.


Malkov, Mikhail A [2017]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For ground-breaking contributions to the theory of charged particle acceleration by collisionless shocks, the theory of nonlinear shock acceleration and injection, and the propagation of accelerated particles; and for key contributions to modeling the L-H transition.


Moyer, Richard A [2017]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For significant contributions to understanding turbulent transport and spontaneous formation of high confinement in the edge of tokamak plasmas, and for development and understanding of the use of magnetic perturbations to suppress edge localized modes in high confinement regimes.


Myra, James Richard [2017]
Lodestar Research Corporation
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of nonlinear radio-frequency wave-particle interactions and the characterization of edge plasma stability resulting in filamentary behavior.


Rapp, Juergen [2017]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions in the field of power exhaust and plasma material interactions in fusion, and leadership in developing world-class plasma-material interaction facilities.


Sanchez, Raul [2017]
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the understanding of non-diffusive turbulent transport in tokamaks and stellarators as well as major contributions to the development of design/optimization codes for stellarators.