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Troian named APS fellow

Sandra Troian, professor of chemical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.

The society's fellowship program was created to recognize original research and publication, contributions in the application of physics to science and technology, contributions to the teaching of physics, or service and participation in the society. The honor is a lifetime appointment.

The society cited Troian, who specializes in fluid dynamics, for "pioneering theoretical, experimental and molecular simulation studies of micro-hydrodynamic flows."

At Princeton since 1993, Troian also is an associated faculty member in the Department of Physics, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and an affiliated faculty member in the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials. She received the Frenkiel Award from the American Physical Society in 1999 and was named a Moore Distinguished Scholar by the California Institute of Technology in 2004.

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