Nick Butch Awarded Katharine B. Gebbie Young Investigator Award

CNAM Affiliate member Prof. Nick Butch was awarded the 2016 Katharine B. Gebbie Young Investigator Award by the NIST chapter of Sigma Xi for his contributions to the study of unconventional superconductors, topological insulators, and other quantum matter. He will be presenting a lecture on "The Allure of Hidden Order" at NIST on Friday, October 21 (see details here). For more information on Prof. Butch's research see this link.

Appelbaum Elected APS Fellow

Prof. Ian Appelbaum has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society “for advancing the study of spin-polarized electron transport in semiconductors, especially the fundamental processes revealed by coherent and time-resolved spin transport over macroscopic distances in silicon and germanium.” APS Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by professional peers, and its membership includes a long list of prestigious and accomplished physicists -- congratulations Ian!! More information about Prof. Appelbaum's research can be found on his research page.


CNAM and JQI Members on Team Awarded $33M Australian Prize

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has just announced $283.5M in funding for nine ARC Centres of Excellence, including the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies. The team, which includes Prof. Johnpierre Paglione of CNAM and Profs. Victor Galitski, William Phillips and Dr. Ian Spielman of the Joint Quantum Institute, will be led by former CNAM Director Michael Fuhrer and established at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The Centre will develop the scientific foundation and intellectual property for new electronics technologies to decrease energy consumption by realising fundamentally new types of electronic conduction. More information can be found in the media release.


CNAM Affiliate Leite Awarded APS Ovshinsky Fellowship

Professor Marina Leite has been selected to receive this year's Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship from the American Physical Society. The Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship was established in 2013 to recognize and provide funding for promising research aimed at energy sustainability. It aims to stimulate and support the incubation stage of highly creative and innovative ideas of young scientists working on the problems of energy sustainability. The Ovshinsky Fellowship consists of $15,000, given to the awardee’s institution by the American Physical Society for the purpose of the recipient’s energy sustainability research. As part of the Fellowship, Professor Leite will give an invited talk at the upcoming American Physical Society Meeting in March or April of 2017.

Visit the American Physical Society website for more information.