Jay Kikkawa wins Lindback Award for Teaching

Jay Kikkawa, Professor of Physics, is one of the eight 2013 recipients of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching.

The Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania were established in 1961 with the help of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. Christian Lindback was President and principal owner of Abbotts Dairies Inc. and a Trustee of Bucknell University. The Foundation established Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching at colleges and universities throughout Abbotts Dairies Inc.'s service area in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.

The University of Pennsylvania normally gives out eight Lindback awards each year, divided evenly between health-related disciplines and all other departments and divisions. Award winners are determined by nominations and recommendations made by faculty and students in December based on certain guidelines. Two separate committees, one in the health schools and one in the non-health schools consisting of six previous award winners and four students, carefully decide among the nominees.

Prof. Kikkawa's web site is at http://www.physics.upenn.edu/?q=people/standing-faculty/jay-kikkawa. Information about his research can be found at http://www.energy.upenn.edu/content/jay-kikkawa