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Arjun Yodh: Using stress to shape microlevel structures

A new study describes how external forces drive the rearrangement of individual particles in disordered solids, enabling new ways to imbue materials with unique mechanical properties.

Lisa Tran Wins Glenn H. Brown Prize of the International Liquid Crystal Society

It is my great pleasure to announce the recipients of ILCS Honors & Awards 2020.
This year, we have received nomination of some 40 candidates.   I would like to congratulate the winners for their research achievements and continued contributions to the liquid crystal community in future.  

Prof. Nader Engheta to receive the 2020 Max Born Award

Congratulations to our colleague, Prof. Nader Engheta (SEAS, secondary appointment in Physics and Astronomy), who has been selected to receive the 2020 Max Born Award from the Optical Society (OSA)!  This is a wonderful and well-deserved honor for Nader, and through our association with him, for our department.

Bo Zhen's research in "Fixing leaky optical pipes with topological glue"

Combining theoretical insights with experimental results, physicists demonstrate a new design for optoelectronic devices that could help make optical fiber communications more energy efficient.

Congratulations to our May degree PhD candidates who successfully defended their dissertation! (see list)

Ashley Baker, Anthony Chieco, Rachael Creager, Paul Masih Das, Tatyana Gavrilchenko, Christopher Lynn, Charlotte Pfeifer, and Tae-Hyeon Shin

                

Vijay Balasubramanian examines the optimal immune repertoire for bacteria

Researchers develop a physical model that describes the optimal amount of ‘memory’ of prior infections that bacteria should have in order to efficiently mount a successful immune response.

Student award winners: Thomas H. Wood Prize – Awarded to Ethan Abraham and Sarah Kane

Thomas H. Wood Prize – Awarded to Ethan Abraham and Sarah Kane

 Awarded annually to the undergraduate student in introductory physics who has demonstrated, during the course of their undergrad coursework, the greatest proficiency in assimilating the concepts of physics, based on overall performance in all aspects of the undergrad program as judged by members of the physics faculty.

Student award winners: William E. Stephens Prize – Awarded to Brooke Digia and Abigail Poteshman

William E. Stephens Prize – Awarded to Brooke Digia and Abigail Poteshman