Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics
George E. Pake PrizeWe congratulate Thirumalai Venkatesan, National University of Singapore, winner of the 2012 George E. Pake Prize:
"For his exemplary scientific career in research, industrial leadership, and guidance of new generations of physicists in the creation new ventures by innovation.."
Spring 2013 FIAP newsletter available!
FIAP officer elections for 2013-2016 term
Election closes 5 PM EST Monday February 11, 2013.
Dear Members of the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics:
FIAP elections have begun again! PLEASE vote in this election even if you'd prefer to do something that you consider far more important. Remarkably, in an informal FIAP-based poll I ran a few months ago, 88% of our FIAP membership declined to participate. Believe it or not, the 12% participation we did have was the greatest in FIAP polling history! If you are a GRAD student and don't like the idea of a post-doctoral job paying $7.50 an hour or a professor producing newly minted Physics Ph. D. students who have few employment prospects other than an underpaid short-term post-doctoral position, PLEASE plan on interacting with FIAP and you can begin now by reading some of our candidates ideas and background and then VOTING.
To vote, please refer to an email with the subject line "FIAP Election 2013-2016", there is an unique link that will allow you to cast your vote. For those that do not have email address on file with APS, you should shortly receive a paper ballot in the mail.
Also read our latest Newsletter. We need your participation and ideas and suggestions as to how FIAP can help you directly. And don't forget to attend our FIAP Business meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday March 19 where we expect to have a most interesting meeting as we focus on what YOU believe to be our most important objectives. We promise you that this year we shall have a good assortment of light refreshments awaiting you!
Phil Wyatt, FIAP Chair
FIAP Outstanding Student Papers at the APS 2012 March Meeting
At the APS March meeting in Boston the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics recognized the Ken Hass Outstanding Student Paper Award recipient, Jose Sanchez-Perez from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The award recognizes outstanding student papers on industrial applications of physics submitted to a sorting category or a focus session sponsored or co-sponsored by the Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics. The award consists of a cash honorarium and was presented at the FIAP reception/business meeting on Tuesday February 27th, 2012. Our forum plans to repeat this award next year, so watch your inbox for a FIAP announcement in October or November.
Direct-bandgap infrared light emission from tensilely strained germanium nanomembranes, Jose Sanchez-Perez, University of Wisconsin Madison.
Session Q28: Applications of Semiconductors, Dielectrics, Complex Oxides, Abstract Q28.0009, Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, Room 258C.
FIAP congratulates its new 2011 APS Fellows
The Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics is proud to present a list of members nominated by FIAP and elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society. Each new fellow is elected after careful and competitive review and recommendation by the FIAP Fellowship Committee, additional review by the APS Fellowship Committee and final approval by the full APS Council.
William Atkinson, Boeing Company
Timothy Boykin, University of Alabama, Huntsville
April Brown, Duke University
Jason Cleveland, Asylum Research
David Ginley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Robert Hayes, Washington TRU Solutions, LLC
Minghwei Hong, National Taiwan University
Danhong Huang, Air Force Research Lab - Kirtland
Massoud Kaviany,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jacob Khurgin, Johns Hopkins University
Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University
Carl Meinhart, University of California, Santa Barbara
Vladimir Mitin, SUNY, Buffalo
Vijay Narayanan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Eric Schiff, Syracuse University
Mathias Schuber, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Kenneth Stalder, Stalder Tech & Reserch
Terry Tritt, Clemson University
Robert Weller, Vanderbilt University
Magnus Willander, Linkoping University, Norrkoping
Call for nominations: FIAP members for APS FellowshipThe APS is now accepting nominations for the 2011 class of APS Fellows. The deadline for consideration by FIAP is June 1, 2011, and we encourage members to nominate outstanding candidates. Instructions for preparing nominations are available at:
Call for Nominations
2012 George E. Pake Prize — Deadline: 1 July 2011
The members of the Forum are strongly encouraged to submit nominations for the 2012 Pake Prize, endowed by Xerox Corporation in 1983 specifically for industrial and applied physicists. Past winners have also worked in the national labs and academia. Detailed information on previous winners and guidelines for nominations.
2012 AIP Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics — Deadline: 1 April 2011
You are invited to submit nominations for the 2012 American Institute of Physics Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics. The prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the industrial applications of physics.
General Motors Corporation, APS, and AIP cosponsor this $10,000 award. The prize will be presented at an upcoming AIP member society meeting. The following website contains the rules and eligibility for nominations: http://www.aip.org/industry/prize/
We hope that you will participate and promote recognition for our colleagues whose physics contributions have led to commercialized technology.
APS 2011 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics
We congratulate Nicholas P. Economou and William Ward, ALIS Corporation, winners of the 2011 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics:
"For innovative developments in the physics of field ion microscopy and the invention and commercial introduction of the Helium Ion Microscope."
AIP 2010 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics
We congratulate Robert Street, Palo Alto Research Center, winner of the 2010 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics:
"For pioneering contributions to the science and technology of hydrogenated amorphous silicon, and the development of flat panel x-ray medical imaging"