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

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Charles, Christine [2013]
Australian National University
Citation: For discovery of current-free double layers in helicon plasma sources, development of helicon ion beam generators, and their application to space propulsion and materials modification.


Fiksel, Gennady [2013]
University of Rochester
Citation: For seminal contributions to the physics of magnetic self-organization and plasma transport from magnetic turbulence, and for the development of innovative plasma diagnostics, experimental techniques, and plasma sources.


Gates, David [2013]
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Citation: For innovation and leadership in the understanding and control of limiting MHD phenomena in toroidal plasmas.


Greenfield, Charles [2013]
General Atomics
Citation: For pioneering contributions in establishing the physics basis of high performance, internal transport barrier operation in H-mode plasmas and for outstanding leadership of national research teams in resolving key fusion science issues.


Keidar, Michael [2013]
George Washington University
Citation: For major contributions to the physics of low-temperature plasma, resulting in a variety of novel devices and unique processes with applications to space propulsion, nanotechnology and biomedicine.


Lempert, Walter [2013]
Ohio State University
Citation: For innovative and insightful contributions to the development and application of optical diagnostic methods for the study of nonequilibrium molecular plasmas and turbulent flows.


Lysak, Robert [2013]
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the theory of Alfven wave processes, including kinetic effects, their role in magnetosphere ionosphere coupling in planetary magnetospheres and development of global models of MHD wave processes in dipolar geometries.


Maksimchuk, Anatoly [2013]
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Citation: For major contributions to the understanding of short pulse high intensity laser-plasma interactions, in particular for innovative experimental work in electron and ion acceleration and radiation generation.


Moody, John [2013]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering experiments contributing to understanding propagation, scattering, transmission and redirection of high-intensity laser beams in large scale plasmas for Inertial Confinement Fusion.


Patel, Pravesh [2013]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions in the science of ultraintense laser-matter interaction and particle acceleration and applications to creating and probing high energy density plasma states, and for his leadership in advancing the fast ignition concept for inertial confinement fusion.


Roth, Markus [2013]
Tech University Darmstadt
Citation: For outstanding experimental contributions in laser-produced proton and deuterium beams, and their application to fast ignition and neutron beam generation.


Schmitt, Andrew [2013]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For major contributions to the theory and simulation of laser plasma interactions including pioneering work on the effects of laser beam smoothing and for advancing high-resolution simulations of laser high gain direct drive implosions.


Schrittwieser, Roman [2013]
University of Innsbruck
Citation: For outstanding experimental contributions to the physics of double layers, potential relaxation instabilities, fireballs and probe diagnostics in tokamaks.


Sheng, Zheng-Ming [2013]
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Citation: For his significant contributions to the physics of relativistic laser-plasma interaction and its applications in laser-driven particle beams, novel radiation sources, and inertial fusion energy research through theoretical and numerical investigations.


Skinner, Charles [2013]
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Citation: For innovations in magnetic fusion issues including tokamak dust diagnostics and tritium management and seminal contributions to x-ray lasers and applications, non-linear optics, plasma spectroscopy, and plasma-lithium interactions.