Sixteen NNSA laboratory scientists are being honored as new American Physical Society (APS) fellows in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the field of physics through research, leadership, application, and educational contributions.
APS is a non-profit membership organization of more than 51,000 physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry, working to advance the knowledge of physics. APS fellowships are awarded to researchers after nomination and election by their professional peers through an extensive evaluation process. Election to APS fellowship is limited to no more than half a percent of APS' membership during a given year.
“It takes extraordinary innovation and expertise to successfully carry out the missions of the nuclear security enterprise,” said NNSA administrator Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz (Ret.). “Recognition of 16 NNSA researchers as APS Fellows affirms that our labs are important and attractive places for top science talent. We commend these individuals on their pioneering research and making the world a safer place.”
In the past 30 years, more than 340 team members of the nuclear security enterprise have been elected APS fellows. From each of NNSA’s labs, the new APS fellows were cited by their nominating peer organizations for their leadership and innovation through a variety of physical science contributions.