December 5, 2014
Four scientists in the Physical & Life Sciences Directorate's Materials Science Division were elected Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) this week. The APS Division of Computational Physics recommended Robert Rudd for Fellowship for his "…seminal contributions to multiscale modeling of materials physics and science in support of national security" and Antonios (Tony) Gonis "for advancing multiple scattering theory electronic structure methods for metals, alloys and interfaces and for the dissemination of these techniques in condensed matter and materials science." James Tobin was recommended for Fellowship by the APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics for his "…use of soft x-ray spectroscopy to investigate complex systems, including actinide-based materials." Yinmin (Morris) Wang was recommended for Fellowship by the APS Division of Materials Physics "for his major contributions to the understanding of deformation physics of nanocrystalline and nanontwinned materials, and for developing effective strategies to enhance the ductility of these superstrong materials for technological applications, including fusion energy targets."