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Salvatore Torquato, a PRISM faculty member and a professor in the Department of Chemistry along with Yang Jiao, a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering reported in the cover story of the Aug. 13, 2009 issue of Nature to have beaten the present world record for packing the most tetrahedra into a volume.
Six Princeton faculty members have been elected to the inaugural group of fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The 12,000-member organization created the SIAM Fellows Program this year to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the field. The fellows include 183 men and women from five continents who work in academia, industry and government laboratories.
The Focus of the new MRSEC is to develop novel materials through the study of how microscopic particles are arranged and how they may be controlled. The Princeton team is led by Salvatore Torquato a Professor of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) and the recent recipient of the APS David Adler lectureship award in the field of Material Physics.
Salvatore Torquato, Professor of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, has been named the 2009 recepient of the prestigious David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Material Physics by the American Physical Society. The Award recognizes an outstanding contributor to the field of materials physics, who is noted for the quality of his/her research, review articles and lecturing.