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Three Stanford faculty have been named American Physical Society Fellows

The new APS Fellows are recognized for their work in fluid dynamics, industrial and applied physics, and quantum information.

Editor’s note: After publication, we were notified of an additional Stanford awardee, David Schuster.

Stanford University faculty members Nicholas Ouellette, Eric Pop, and David Schuster have been elected 2022 American Physical Society Fellows.

From left to right, David Schuster, Nicholas Ouellette, and Eric Pop. (Image credit: Courtesy David Schuster/Nancy Rothstein/NSF Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) Engineering Research Center)

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the society.

Ouellette, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the School of Engineering and the Doerr School of Sustainability, was nominated “for contributions to our understanding of the Lagrangian nature of turbulence, and the dynamics and self-organization in active matter.” Ouellette is also a member of Stanford Bio-X and the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.

Pop, professor of electrical engineering in the School of Engineering, was nominated “for contributions to the physics of electrical and thermal transport in one- and two-dimensional materials, and their applications to transistors and data storage.” Pop is also a member of Bio-X and an affiliate of the Precourt Institute for Energy.

Schuster, associate professor of applied physics in the School of Humanities and Sciences, was nominated for “groundbreaking work establishing the physics of 2d and 3d circuit quantum electrodynamics, pioneering its applications in quantum information processing and quantum simulation of topological systems, as well as for significant innovations in hybrid quantum systems.” Until recently, Schuster was a professor of physics, a member of the JFI, and a professor in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at University of Chicago.

APS fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the society’s membership (excluding student members) is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow of the American Physical Society.