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May 2006 (Volume 15, Number 5)

Serene to Succeed McIlrath as APS Treasurer

This fall Joseph Serene will become the new APS Treasurer, succeeding Thomas McIlrath, who is retiring.

McIlrath has served as APS Treasurer since September 30, 1996. Serene will take over the position on or about September 30, 2006.

The APS Treasurer, one of the Society’s three operating officers, is responsible for the Society’s fiscal management and publications marketing activities.

Serene is currently a professor of physics at Georgetown University. He has served as chair of the physics department and as dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He is currently the Interim Director of Music and Dance.

Serene earned his PhD in physics from Cornell University in 1974. He spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, followed by a year as a NORDITA Guest Professor at the Helsinki University of Technology. He has held faculty positions at Yale University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. From 1984 to 1987 he was a Program Director and Section Head of the Division of Materials Research of the National Science Foundation. Before joining the faculty at Georgetown University in 1993, Serene spent six years as a research scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory.

His research has been in condensed matter physics, especially theories of strongly correlated Fermi systems and unconventional superfluids and superconductors.

Serene is an APS Fellow and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette
Staff Writer: Ernie Tretkoff

May 2006 (Volume 15, Number 5)

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Serene to Succeed McIlrath as APS Treasurer
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