APS News

APS Members Make Forbes “30 Under 30” List

Young researchers named as visionaries by magazine

November 17, 2017

Four members of APS were named to the annual “30 Under 30 in Science” list published by Forbes magazine. With the tagline “Inventing the future from the atom up,” the magazine released its slate of winners in all fields of science. Each year, the magazine features 600 young innovators in 20 categories selected from thousands of nominations by a panel of judges.


Deep Jariwala

Deep Jariwala

Prineha Narang photo

Prineha Narang

Liang Wu

Liang Wu

You Zhou photo

You Zhou


Deep Jariwala, 29, will be an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania starting in 2018. He is finishing his postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology in nano- and atomic-scale materials science. Jariwala received his Ph.D. in 2015 from Northwestern University and has been a member of APS since 2012. Jariwala received an APS 2017 Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award.

Prineha Narang, 28, is an assistant professor of Computational Materials Science at Harvard University. Her research interests include excited-state and ultrafast optoelectronic materials, atomic-scale engineering, imaging and sensing technologies. She received her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology and has been a member since 2013.

Liang Wu, 29, is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Berkeley working on topological insulators and the optical response of materials. He has been a member since 2011 and won an APS 2017 Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award. Wu received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and will join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in July 2018.

You Zhou, 29, is a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University. His research is in experimental condensed matter physics and materials science. Zhou has worked on new materials for fuel cell applications and transistors that mimic synapses in the brain. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard and has been a member of APS since 2011.

News Update Archive

View Archive


APS News

Read Current Issue


Recent News Update
Celebrating Leaders in Physics Teacher Preparation
Nine colleges and universities received top honors for preparing highly qualified high school physics teachers.
2022 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research Awarded to Elliott Lieb
Princeton University physicist to receive top APS honor
Preview: 39th Annual Gallery of Fluid Motion
This week, researchers studying the physics of fluids will meet in Phoenix for the 74th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD).
Spring 2022 APS Prizes and Awards Recipients
APS has announced the Society’s Spring 2022 prize and award recipients.
Next-Generation Fellowship Supports Diverse Voices within Nuclear Weapons Policy Field
Applications for a new cohort of Next-Generation Fellows closes November 30, 2021.
2021 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Research in Complex Systems
The Royal Swedish Academy has announced the recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics.