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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Albright, Brian J. [2018]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the theory and modeling of kinetic plasmas, including pioneering work in laser-driven ion acceleration, laser-plasma instabilities, high energy density physics, and particle-in-cell simulations.


Cassak, Paul [2018]
West Virginia University
Citation: For significant theoretical contributions to our understanding of magnetic reconnection in natural and laboratory plasmas.


Kortshagen, Uwe R. [2018]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For contributions to our fundamental understanding of nonlinear electron transport and plasma-nanoparticle interactions in low temperature plasmas and the development of plasmabased synthesis of nanoparticles.


Medvedev, Mikhail V. [2018]
University of Kansas
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of relativistic collisionless shocks, the development of the theory of jitter radiation, and for his role in other significant advancements in modern plasma physics.


Scott, Bruce D. [2018]
Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics
Citation: For seminal contributions to understanding the structure and character of drift-wave turbulence in tokamaks, including the direct demonstration of self-sustained drift-wave turbulence and the rigorous proof of toroidal angular momentum conservation in gyrokinetics.


Sentoku, Yasuhiko [2018]
Osaka University
Citation: For important contributions to theoretical laser-plasma physics, particularly in the areas of relativistic electron acceleration, fast ion acceleration, and energy transport in dense matter, made possible by his innovative and creative simulation techniques to explore high energy density physics.


Theobald, Wolfgang R. [2018]
University of Rochester
Citation: For pioneering experiments and seminal contributions in suprathermal electron generation and transport in laser-driven inertial confinement fusion plasmas including fast-ignition and shock ignition implosions.


Thomas, Alexander [2018]
University of Michigan
Citation: For contributions to the experimental and theoretical understanding of short pulse high intensity laser plasma interactions and in particular for the development of laser wakefield accelerators and the generation of x-rays from these beams.


Wei, Mingsheng [2018]
General Atomics
Citation: For contributions to the field of experimental high intensity laser plasma interactions and in particular for improved understanding of hot electron transport with regard to applications such as fast ignition fusion and ion acceleration.