M. Zahid Hasan, Professor of Physics, was recently named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Each year, newly-elected APS Fellows number no more than ½% of APS membership. Prof. Hasan, who was recommended for Fellowship by the APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics, was recognized “for the discovery of three dimensional topological insulators.” Hasan will be honored during the week of March 3, as part of the APS March Meeting in Denver, CO...
Professor Duncan Haldane has been awarded the Dirac Medal 2012 by the International Center for Theoretical Physics (Trieste) for his pioneering research on topological insulators.
John Groves, Hugh Stott Taylor Chair Professor of Chemistry, elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 2012
Professor Athanassios Panagiotopoulos, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been elected to the 2012 Class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Each year, the Academy elects roughly 210 new members who are some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts. Panagiotopoulos is a co-leader of IRGC in PCCM.
Professor Lynn Loo has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
National Science Foundation announces M. Zahid Hasan as a recipient of the American Competitive and Innovation Fellowship Award
National Science Foundation has named M. Zahid Hasan as an American Competitive and Innovation Fellow (2010-2015). Hasan is being recognized (NSF citation) "for his outstanding, groundbreaking research on topological insulators and his exemplary efforts in enabling the participation of a broader community in American science". For more information, see 'Full Story'.
A team led by Rodney D. Priestley, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has demonstrated the formation of ultrastable glassy polymer films, as reported in the April issue of the journal Nature Materials. Using a novel technique dubbed “Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Deposition” (MAPLE), the team deposited films of the common amorphous polymer PMMA (often known by the tradenames Plexiglas® or Lucite®), which show a glass transition temperature (softening p
Robert Cava, the Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry and coleader of IRGA, has been awarded the James C. McGroddy Prize (2012) for New Materials by the American Physical Society. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding achievement in the science and application of new materials.
President Barack Obama has named Andrew Houck as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers
Each year, the editors of Technology Review honor a list of outstanding inventors, engineers and scientists under the age of 35. Professor Michael MacAlpine was selected for developing a flexible material that produces record amounts of energy when subjected to mechanical pressure.
The team of researchers has discovered a new way that electrons behave in materials. The discovery could lead to new kinds of electronic devices.
The Shirley award for outstanding scientific achievement was awarded to M. Zahid Hasan (Princeton University) "for the discovery of topological order in the solid state and quantum Hall-like behavior without magnetic fields (bulk topological insulators)". For more information, see http://www.als.lbl.gov/als/als_news/news_archive/vol.303_102809.html and http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S20/90/55G21/ and http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S23/49/78A93/index.xml?secti
Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been named as the recipient of the 2010 John H. Dillon Medal of the American Physical Society (APS). Established in 1982 and currently sponsored by Elsevier, the Dillon Medal recognizes outstanding research accomplishments by young polymer physicists who have demonstrated exceptional research promise early in their careers. Loo is cited “for insightful experiments connecting structure with performance in conducting polymers,
Professor Philip W. Anderson has been named the first recipient of the Richard E. Prange Prize and Lectureship in Condensed Matter Theory and Related Areas. Anderson delivered a public presentation at the University of Maryland, College Park on Oct. 20, 2009. Anderson, currently Joseph Henry Professor of Physics at Princeton University, made indispensable contributions to what is known about the behavior of charges in different sorts of "solid state" systems such as those employed in transistors
Jason Petta (IRGD) is among the 100 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the federal government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Petta was cited for conducting leading research, including investigations into isolating single quantum states in semiconductor compounds by making super-small devices using advanced nanofabrication techniques. He also is studying how to control
William F. Brinkman, a co-P.I. in IRGD (Quantum Control in Semiconductor Nanostructures), has been nominated by the Obama administration to be the next Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy William F. Brinkman is currently a Senior Research Physicist in the Physics Department at Princeton University. He retired as Vice President of Research from Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ. In that position his responsibilities included the direction of all resear
Physics professor Ali Yazdani received the distinguished honor from Popular Science for his work using a desk-size scanning-tunneling microscope to study high-temperature superconductors. The device can cool a sample to just above absolute zero, seal it in a near-perfect vacuum and block the faintest noise.
The Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM), Princeton's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), has received a generous six-year renewal from the National Science Foundation (NSF), through August 2014. Under this new award, PCCM will be able to continue and expand its research and educational outreach programs, continue to support and build first-rate computational and experimental facilities, and enhance the connections between Princeton and outside organizations.
The team has discovered a new way that electrons behave in materials. The discovery could lead to new kinds of electronic devices.