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Mason Physicist Mishin elected as 2020 APS Fellow

Congratulations to Mason Physics professor, Yuri Mishin who was recently elected as an American Physical Society Fellow of 2020. He was nominated by Division of Computational Physics for his impactful contributions to the development of computational atomic interaction models for large-scale atomistic simulations of physical properties of materials and their application to understanding and prediction of thermodynamic and kinetic properties of materials interfaces.

The APS Fellowship Program recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise in physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in our service to physics or significant contributions to physics education.

According to department chair, Paul So, "For physicists, it is quite an honor to be elected into the APS Fellows." According to the APS, each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow. This year, 163 Fellows were selected and recognized for their contributions to science.

Mishin joins a select group from Mason to receive this prestigious honor. The full list of Mason faculty elected APS Fellows includes:

Robert Ehrlich [1991]
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society
Citation: For application of physics to aspects of nuclear arms race and contributions to public education in physics.


Maria Dworzecka [1996]
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics
Citation: For co-directing the Consortium of Upper Level Physics Software (CUPS) and co-editing accompanying instructional material for upper level physics classes.

J. Thomas Ratchford [1999]
Nominated by: American Physical Society
Citation: In recognition of his distinguished research on global science and technology policy and his dedication to the advancement of physics through administration and public service both nationally and internationally.

Laurie A. Fathe [2001]
Affiliated with George Mason University at that time
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society
Citation: For serving as an example of a Civic Scientist - for ongoing work in promoting state and national policy that supports science and science education, and for her efforts to inspire and teach other scientists to be effective in the policy world.

Mazin, Igor Ilich [2004]
Affiliated with Naval Research Laboratory at that time
Citation: For contribution to the quantitative theory of materials, including superconducting, magnetic and transport properties, using ab initio computational methods.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Estela Olga Blaisten-Barojas  [2006]
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics
Citation: For pioneering work in the computational simulation of atomic and molecular clusters including significant advances in the understanding of the structure and other important properties of nanoscale systems.


V. Krishnamurthy [2013]
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the physics of intraseasonal, interannual and decadal variability of South Asian monsoon and South American climate, the predictability of atmosphere as a nonlinear dynamical system, and the development of atmospheric physics in developing countries.

Yuri Mishin [2020]
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics
Citation: For impactful contributions to the development of computational atomic interaction models for large-scale atomistic simulations of physical properties of materials and their application to understanding and prediction of thermodynamic and kinetic properties of materials interfaces.

 

To view the complete list of the 2020 APS Fellows and their citations or to search all APS Fellows to date, visit the APS Fellow Archive.