Clark School Professor Elected 2019 APS Fellows

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A researcher in the UMD Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) by the APS Council of Representatives. The announcement was made at the September meeting.

MSE Professor, Raymond Phaneuf, was recognized “for development of novel industrial applications of thin film techniques including coatings for the protection of cultural heritage objects against corrosion and directed-assembly of nanostructures on semiconductor surfaces.”

MSE Adjunct Associate Professor and NIST Scientist, William Ratcliff, was also named an APS Fellow for "seminal neutron scattering studies of the magnetic order and spin dynamics in multiferroic materials."

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who have made advances in physics via research and publications, or made significant contributions in the application of physics to science and technology.

Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society membership is recognized by their peers for election to the distinct status of Fellow in the American Physical Society. This year, 168 Fellows were selected and recognized for their contributions to science.

To view the complete list of the 2019 APS Fellows and their citations, or to search all APS Fellows to date, visit the APS Fellow Archive.

Published September 20, 2019