Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics

The objective shall be to enhance the Society's ability to meet the needs of the industrial and applied physics community, and help the Society take advantage of the evolving opportunities in the practice and application of physics.

News & Announcements

Actualization of the Internet of Things
April 17-19, 2017
Monterey Conference Center
Monterey, CA
Topical conference organized by the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics. Join fellow physicists, scientists, and engineers from across the technological spectrum in cross disciplinary conversations and innovation that will be necessary to build the Internet of Things. Check the conference page for more details.

FIAP Winter 2016-2017 Newsletter
The latest issue of the FIAP newsletter is now available.
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Industry Day at the March Meeting 2017
In 2017 FIAP again organized Industry Day at the March Meeting. The main focus was on Wednesday, March 15 with additional satellite sessions on other days. There was technical talks, a panel discussion about entrepreneurship in physics, receptions, and many opportunities for networking. This was also a good place for students and early career physicists to learn about careers in industry and hear talks from industry leaders about their technical work.
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FIAP Elections Results
Congratulations to the winners of the FIAP 2016 election: Matt Kim from QuantTera (Vice Chair), Dr. Usha Varshney from NSF (Member-at-Large), and John Rumble from R&R Data (Councilor).
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APS IMPact: Industrial Mentoring for Physicists

Industry Mentoring for Physicists (IMPact) is a new mentoring program intended to connect graduate students and postdocs with physicists who work in industry. Over 400 mentors and mentees are participating, and many mentees have received invaluable information that will help them chart a course to successful careers.

To find out more about this program click on the IMPact logo above. Signing up as a mentor or a mentee is easy, and you must be an APS member to participate. Mentors, make an impact in someone’s life by signing up today. Mentees, learn more about career options regardless of what path you ultimately choose. Questions? Email

Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

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Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

2017 Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics
Rudolf M. Tromp, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

2017 George E. Pake Prize
Tze-Chiang Chen, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

2017 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics
Asad Khan, Kent Displays