Two Stanford faculty have been named American Physical Society Fellows

Wed, 10/19/2022

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

Stanford University professors Nicholas Ouellette and Eric Pop have been elected 2022 American Physical Society Fellows.

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.

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.