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The APS is demonstrating the commitment to physicists working in industry by naming the first Industrial Physics Fellow to work in APS headquarters. Steven Lambert joined the College Park staff in September to improve the visibility of industrial physics within the APS and to strategize on ways the APS can better serve this important cohort of physicists. This will include collaborating on industrial physics sessions and job fairs in national and section meetings, engaging with early career programs to highlight industrial options, and advocating for the viewpoint of industrial physicists within headquarters. He will be a key contact for FIAP within the APS.
Steven earned his PhD in superconductivity and magnetism at the University of California, San Diego. He then spent 27 years in the hard disk drive business in San Jose, California where he participated in many aspects of technology ranging from the esoteric to schedule-driven product development. His work included studies of the limits of magnetic recording, developing and validating new concepts for next generation products, and incremental improvements of heads and disks to increase hard drive yields. This broad experience gives him points of contact with the wide range of physics activities in industry, and he is enthusiastic to connect with physicists working in industry. He would welcome input from FIAP members. You can reach Steven at email@example.com.