APS Fellowship

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in The American Physical Society.

Fellowship nominations may be submitted by anyone who is a member of the APS in good standing. All members of DPP are strongly encouraged to nominate colleagues whom they consider worthy of this recognition. See the Fellowship nomination information page for guidance on submitting nominations.
Gray arrow DPP Deadline for APS Fellowship Nomination: Monday, April 1, 2019
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APS Fellows Nominated by DPP  

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Albert, Félicie [2019]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For many original contributions to the development of directional X-ray beams for probing high-energy density matter.


Buttery, Richard J [2019]
General Atomics
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the understanding of magnetohydrodynamics stability in tokamak plasmas, including the physics of tearing modes and magnetic field errors, and for outstanding scientific leadership of national and international fusion research.


Gerhardt, Stefan [2019]
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the experimental characterization and understanding of the magneto-hydrodynamic stability of magnetically confined plasmas spanning multiple fusion configurations.


Hansen, Stephanie B [2019]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For contributions to the fundamental modeling of nonequilibrium atoms and radiation in extreme environments, and for the advancement of spectroscopic analysis to increase understanding of diverse laboratory and astrophysical plasmas.


Hsu, Scott Chia [2019]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal experiments elucidating the physics of merging plasmas and jets spanning hydrodynamic to magnetized, self-organized behavior, thus impacting basic plasma physics, plasma astrophysics, and innovative fusion concept development.


Kuranz, Carolyn C [2019]
University of Michigan
Citation: For spearheading academic use of the National Ignition Facility for seminal experiments in plasma laboratory astrophysics, specifically the effects of locally generated intense radiation on an interface and on astrophysically relevant interfacial instabilities.


Ono, Yasushi [2019]
University of Tokyo
Citation: For novel contributions to the international research of plasma merging, magnetic reconnection and self-organization, and especially for investigation of the detailed mechanisms of ion heating by applying them to hot high beta fusion plasmas.


Robey, Harry Francis [2019]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For significant advances in the understanding of complex hydrodynamics in inertial confinement fusion and high energy density plasmas, and for leadership in the design and execution of experiments on the National Ignition Facility.


Shumlak, Uri [2019]
University of Washington
Citation: For pioneering investigations of sheared flow stabilization of magnetohydrodynamics modes in the Z-pinch.


White, Anne Elisabeth [2019]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For outstanding contributions and leadership in understanding turbulent electron heat transport in magnetically confined fusion plasmas via diagnostic development, novel experimentation, and validation of nonlinear gyrokinetic codes.


Zhou, Ye [2019]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to understanding the evolution of turbulent interfaces from the weakly nonlinear to fully turbulent regimes relevant to the micro-scales of laser experiments, and the inertial confinement fusion to the mega-scales of supernova explosions, space physics, and astrophysics.