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Professor Alexander Balandin Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society


Professor Alexander Balandin Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society....
 

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Dr. Alexander A. Balandin, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Founding Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California – Riverside (UCR) was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). His election was approved on November 14, 2011 at the meeting of the Council of the American Physical Society. Election to APS Fellow is recognition of the peers of his outstanding contributions to physics. According to APS rules, election to Fellowship in APS is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership.
Professor Balandin is recognized for his "pioneering studies of phonon transport in graphene and outstanding contributions to investigation of confined phonons and excitons in semiconductor nanostructures." He will receive his Fellowship Certificate at the next annual society meeting.
Professor Balandin conducts interdisciplinary research in the broad field of advanced materials, nanostructures and electronic devices. He carrying out both theoretical and experimental studies and publishes in a wide range of technical journals from physics and materials science to electrical engineering journals. His group discovered and explained unusual thermal properties of graphene, proposed their thermal management applications, and demonstrated a number of promising graphene devices such as low-noise transistor, triple-mode amplifier and phase detector.
For his research achievements, Professor Balandin was previously recognized as a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) and a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is also a recipient of this year's IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology for his research on device applications of semiconductor quantum dots and graphene.
APS is a non-profit organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education. APS represents 48,000 members throughout the world. In 1999, the APS celebrated its Centennial.
Photo: Professor Balandin in his laboratory.
Links:
American Physical Society (APS): http://www.aps.org/
Balandin Group / Nano-Device Laboratory: http://ndl.ee.ucr.edu/

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