APS Fellowship

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who 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. The Topical Group on Magnetism and Its Applications welcomes nominations for Fellows.

APS also sponsors a number of prizes & awards. Please be sure to nominate worthy people from the magnetism community for the various awards.

Gray arrow GMAG Deadline for APS Fellowship Nomination: Monday, June 3, 2019
Gray arrow APS Fellowship Information

APS Fellows Nominated by GMAG  

Filter by Year:


Adeyeye, Adekunle [2018]
National University of Singapore
Citation: For contributions to synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanostructures and their applications in low power magnonic information processing.


Akerman, Johan [2015]
University of Gothenburg and KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Citation: For advancing the understanding of dynamics induced by spin-transfer torque, including the experimental confirmation of magnetic solitons, and for contributions to the development of magnetic random access memory.


Allenspach, Rolf [2009]
IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Citation: For his pioneering experimental work in the field of nanomagnetism leading to a fundamental understanding of the physical limits of magnetic behavior. His studies on oscillatory magnetic anisotropy, ultrafast magnetization reversal and current driven domain motion provide new implications for future magnetic storage and logic devices.


Batlle, Xavier [2012]
Universitat de Barcelona
Citation: For his major, original contributions to the fundamental understanding of the magnetic properties of nanostructured materials and particle-like systems, and of the interplay among finite-size, surface, interface, interaction and proximity effects


Bauer, Gerrit E. [2010]
Delft University of Technology
Citation: For exposition of the interaction between spin transport, magnetization dynamics, charge and heat transport, and mechanical motion.


Bibes, Manuel [2015]
CNRS
Citation: For seminal contributions to the materials physics of multiferroics and electric field control of magnetism.


Borchers, Julie Ann [2002]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For her insightful neutron investigations into interlayer exchange interaction phenomena in magnetic thin films and superlattices.


Brataas, Arne [2011]
Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Citation: For contributions to the theory of spin transport and dynamics in magnetic nanostructures and mesoscopic systems.


Broholm, Collin Leslie [2004]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For his contributions to understanding low dimensional and frustrated quantum magnetism through neutron scattering.


Chantrell, Roy William [2003]
Seagate Research, Pennsylvania
Citation: For contributions to the theory of nanoparticle magnetism and the development of theoretical and computational approaches to the problem of thermally activated magnetization reversal.


Childress, Jeffrey R. [2009]
Hitachi San Jose Research Center
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the understanding of magnetism and magnetotransport in thin-film and nanostructured materials, and their applications to magnetic recording sensor technologies.


Coey, Michael [2000]
Trinity College
Citation: For contributions to magnetism including discovery of rare-earth iron nitrogen permanent magnets, classification of magnetic order in amorphous solids and innovative applications of permanent magnets.


Crowell, Paul [2008]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For the application of elegant optical and transport techniques to the study of spin dynamics and transport in metals and semiconductors and experiments probing the excitation spectra of inhomogeneously magnetized systems, particularly magnetic vortices.


Dabrowski, Bogdan [2007]
Northern Illinois University
Citation: For developing the design rules of synthesis and determination of the structure - properties relationships for a vast range of novel superconducting, magnetic, and magneto-resistive perovskites.


Dai, Pengcheng [2008]
University of Tennessee
Citation: For his contribution to understand fundamental properties of magnetic excitations in high-transition temperature superconductors, f-electron heavy Fermions, and colossal magneto-resistance manganites.


Del Barco, Enrique [2017]
University of Central Florida
Citation: For seminal and sustained contributions to the understanding of quantum phenomena in low dimensional magnetic materials, primarily through experimental studies of quantum tunneling in molecular magnets.


Della Torre, Edward [1998]
George Washington University
Citation: For his contribution to the understanding of magnetizing processes through numerical micromagnetic and Preisach modeling.


Dionne, Gerald Francis [2003]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of magnetic and electronic interactions in solids and for the design of novel magnetic materials and devices.


Dowben, Peter Arnold [2004]
University of Nebraska
Citation: For his significant experimental contributions to surface magnetism, spin polarization in complex magnetic systems, and metal-to-nonmetal transitions in reduced dimensionality.


Fischer, Peter [2014]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to imaging spin structures and their dynamics with high resolution magnetic soft x-ray microscopy.


Fitzsimmons, Michael R. [2006]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For his work in elucidating the magnetization reversal processes in exchange bias systems using polarized neutron reflectometry.


Fullerton, Eric Edward [1998]
IBM Almaden Research Center
Citation: For innovative contributions to understanding the growth, structural characterization, and magnetic properties of metallic thin films and superlattices.


Garanin, Dmitry [2013]
Lehman College
Citation: For his theoretical work that shaped research on molecular magnets and helped to develop a deep understanding of their magnetic properties


Grollier, Julie [2015]
CNRS
Citation: For measurements of spin-transfer torque dynamics and the development of devices to implement biologically inspired computing.


Gschneidner, Karl A., Jr. [2002]
Iowa State University
Citation: For contributions to the scientific understanding and applications of rare earth elements, their alloys and compounds.


Guntherodt, Gernot [2009]
Physikal Instit IIA
Citation: For important contribution to the fields of Half Metallic Ferromagnets, Ultrathin Magnetic Films, Magnetic Semiconductors and Exchange Bias.


Gurney, Bruce Alvin [1999]
IBM Almaden Research Center
Citation: For leadership in the invention, implementation, and investigation of spin valve and giant magnetoresistive materials for recording sensors, and innovations in spin dependent transport and other phenomena in ferromagnetic layered structures.


Hadjipanayis, George C. [2001]
University of Delaware
Citation: For his innovative and applicable investigations and development of novel permanent magnets and magnetic nanoparticles.


Harris, Vincent G. [2002]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to magnetism in revealing the role of atomic structure in local magnetic phenomena, including the discovery of the structural origins of magnetic anisotropy in rare earth-based amorphous alloys.


Heinonen, Olle G. [2014]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to understand the behavior of nanomagnets, including magnetization dynamics, and applications of nanomagnets to magnetic recording.


Heyderman, Laura [2016]
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Citation: For important contributions to the study of mesoscopic magnetic systems, with the observation of monopole-like excitations, thermally active behavior, and phase transitions in arrays of coupled frustrated magnets; and the control of magnetism at the nanoscale in hybrid systems.


Hill, Stephen [2014]
Florida State University
Citation: For the development of high-frequency (GHz to THz) electron magnetic resonance techniques that have advanced fundamental understanding of quantum phenomena in molecular nanomagnets and correlated electron systems.


Hillebrands, Burkard [2010]
University of Kaiserslautern
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of dynamic magnetic excitations in confined magnetic structures, linear and nonlinear spin-wave propagation phenomena, and his pioneering work  on  the development of space- and time-resolved Brillouin light scattering technique.


Hoffmann, Axel [2011]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of magnetic and superconducting hybrid systems, novel insights into exchange bias systems, and the investigation of pure spin currents.


Jiles, David Collingwoo [1997]
Iowa State University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of ferromagnetic hysteresis and related magnetic phenomena.


Jin, Sungho [2003]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding and control of structure and properties in magnetic materials including CMR materials, critical current behavior of superconductor materials, and technical applications.


Kao, Chi-Chang [2006]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For his many contributions to resonant elastic and inelastic x-ray scattering techniques and their application to materials physics.


Katine, Jordan [2011]
Hitachi Research Center, San Jose
Citation: For contributions to the fabrication, characterization, and understanding of nanoscale magnetic devices, especially magnetic recording head sensors and spin transfer devices.


Kawakami, Roland [2015]
Ohio State University
Citation: For pioneering advances in understanding the magnetic properties of graphene, including mechanisms of spin lifetime and spin transport, and the role of adatoms in magnetic moment formation.


Kent, Andrew David [2006]
New York University
Citation: For seminal contributions to quantum tunneling through experimental studies of the tunneling of the magnetization in molecular magnets.


Leighton, Chris [2012]
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Citation: For his creative contributions to the fundamental understanding of the physics of magnetic materials including complex oxides, highly spin-polarized ferromagnets, magnetic nanostructures, and interfacial magnetism


Lewis, Laura H. [2016]
Northeastern University
Citation: For investigations of fundamental structure-property relationships in functional magnetic materials from a unified perspective, specifically for advancing permanent magnet, magnetic cooling, and biomedical applications.


Li, Dongqi [2005]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding experimental contributions to understanding magnetic phenomena in confined geometries, including surfaces, thin films and nanostructures.


Liu, J. Ping [2013]
University of Texas
Citation: For pioneering work in research on advanced permanent-magnet materials, including innovative work on bottom-up approaches to fabrication of nanocomposite magnets with reduced rare-earth content via novel techniques.


Liu, Kai [2012]
University of California, Davis
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of magnetoresistance effects, exchange bias, and magnetization reversal in magnetic nanostructures


Maekawa, Sadamichi [2007]
Tohoku University
Citation: For seminal contributions to understanding spin-dependent transport in magnetic materials and nanostructures, high Tc superconductivity, transition metal oxides, the basic physics of spin-electronics, and developing exact numerical many-body techniques to study strongly-correlated electronic systems.


Majetich, Sara [2007]
Carnegie Mellon University
Citation: For innovative research on magnetic nanoparticles and their interactions, the development of novel self-assembly techniques to prepare ordered nanoparticle assemblies, and the design of plasmonic magnetic nanoparticles for biomedicine.


Mangin, Stephane [2017]
University of Lorraine - France
Citation: For significant contributions to the understanding of spin transfer torque switching of perpendicularly magnetized layers and pioneering studies of light induced magnetization switching in technologically important materials.


McMichael, Robert D. [2009]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For broad contributions to the measurement, modeling, interpretation, and understanding of magnetization dynamics.


Mitchell, John F. [2001]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For leading efforts in the synthesis and determination of structural and magnetic behavior of colossal magnetoresistive oxides and for enabling international efforts in the exploration of these correlated electron materials.


Moessner, Roderich [2015]
Ecole Normale Superieure
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the theoretical study of new types of magnetism, particularly in topological spin liquids, including the resonating valence bond liquid; and of emergent monopoles in spin ice.


Moodera, Jagadeesh Subbaiah [2000]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering and sustained contributions to the understanding of spin-polarized transport in solids, and for inspiring mentorship of students at all levels.


Nogues, Josep [2013]
Univ Autonoma de Barcelona
Citation: For his significant contributions to the understanding and development of exchange bias in thin films, nanostructures and nanoparticles.


Novosad, Valentyn [2013]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For creative contributions to the fundamental understanding of the physics of nanomagnets, emphasizing magnetization reversal mechanisms, coupling effects, and dynamics of geometrically confined spin vortices.


Ohldag, Hendrik [2018]
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to unique insight into complex magnetic materials with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution using novel x-ray techniques.


Qiu, Zi Q. [2010]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For outstanding experiments to understand the two-dimensional magnetic origin, anisotropy and quantum size effect in magnetic nanostructures, and for the development of novel approaches involving wedged samples, curved substrates and the Surface Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect.


Reich, Daniel [2011]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For opening new directions in quantum magnetism, nanomagnetism and biomagnetics through incisive experiments and analysis.


Russek, Stephen E. [2014]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For pioneering efforts in high frequency spintronics devices, novel magnetic resonance measurements, and quantitative magnetic resonance imaging.


Santamaria, Jacobo [2008]
University of Complutense
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding the interplay of superconductivity and magnetism in oxide films and superlattices.


Schiffer, Peter Ernest [2004]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For pioneering studies of novel magnetic materials including colossal magnotoresistance manganites and geometrically frustrated magnets.


Shen, Jian [2011]
Fudan University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of dimensionality effects on magnetism and emergent phenomena in spatially confined complex magnetic oxides.


Shi, Jing [2012]
University of California, Riverside
Citation: For his pioneering work in spin transport in organic semiconductors and organic molecules


Shin, Sung-Chul [2008]
KAIST
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to understanding of magnetization reversal dynamics, in particular critical scaling behavior of Barkhausen avalanches of 2D ferromagnets, and discovery of novel magnetic thin films and multilayers for high-density data storage.


Silva, Thomas [2010]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to the experimental studies of the spin-torque oscillators, their interactions, and collective states, and for the development of new quantitative experimental methods for the investigation of magnetization dynamics in thin films and nanostructures.


Skomski, Ralph [2010]
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Citation: For his significant contributions to our understanding of magnetic materials, especially permanent magnets and magnetic nanostructures.


Slavin, Andrei N. [2009]
Oakland University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of liner and nonlinear spin wave dynamics in magnetic films and nanostructures, microwave magnetic envelope solitons, and magnetization dynamics induced by spin momentum transfer.


Srikanth, Hariharan [2014]
University of South Florida
Citation: For important contributions to the experimental studies of magnetization dynamics and novel physics in complex nano-composites.


Stamps, Robert L [2017]
University of Glasgow
Citation: For influential and seminal works relevant to fundamental and applied aspects of spintronics, magnetic data storage, and non-volatile magnetic memory, from the perspective of microwave and optical frequency excitations of complex magnets, and ordering dynamics in spin systems far from equilibrium.


Sun, Jonathan [2007]
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Citation: For his many contributions to the understanding and application of magnetic and superconducting devices, including those based on spin-momentum transfer and high-temperature superconductivity.


Tsymbal, Evgeny [2008]
University of Nebraska
Citation: For significant contributions to the understanding of spin-dependent transport in magnetic nanostructures.


Varela, Maria [2016]
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the physics of complex oxides through electron energy loss spectroscopy.


Wang, Shan X. [2012]
Stanford University
Citation: For seminal contributions to biomagnetics, nanomagnetics, and magnetic recording emphasizing fundamental physics and innovative applications of magnetic nanoparticles, spintronic sensors, and materials


Weller, Dieter [2000]
IBM Almaden Research Center
Citation: For contributions to the basic understanding of magnetic anisotropy, stability, and switching phenomena in high density magnetic recording materials, including both magneto-optical and longitudinal magnetic media.


Xiao, Gang [2006]
Brown University
Citation: For his significant contributions to spintronics research, especially on half-metallic ferromagnets, magneto-tunneling, colossal magnetoresistance, nanoscale structures and devices.


Xiao, John [2011]
University of Delaware
Citation: For the discovery of giant magnetoresistance in granular solids and the exploration of spin polarized transport and spin dynamics in magnetic tunneling junctions.


Yelon, William B. [1999]
University of Missouri
Citation: For his extensive and detailed studies of rare-earth transition metal materials using neutron scattering and in recognition of his position as a leading international authority in the field of neutron scattering.


You, Chun-Yeol [2018]
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
Citation: For experimental and theoretical contributions to emerging magnetic interfacial phenomena, including magnetization dynamics of spintronic heterostructures.


Zapf, Vivien [2017]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of quantum mechanical properties of superconductors, quantum magnets, and multiferroic systems at low temperatures and in extreme magnetic fields to 100T.


Zhang, Shufeng [2005]
University of Missouri, Columbia
Citation: For his pioneering theoretical models and analyses of spin transport in magnetically layered structures, films and heterogeneous alloys.


Zhang, Xixiang [2016]
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Citation: For innovative contributions to macroscopic quantum tunneling of magnetization and resonant spin tunneling in magnetic molecules, and the discovery of materials with large magnetocaloric effects for room temperature magnetic cooling.


Zutic, Igor [2016]
State University of New York - Buffalo
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the theory of spin-dependent transport, magnetism in semiconductor nanostructures, and novel spintronic devices.