Celebrating Faculty Excellence

Dean Pena-Mora hosted a special dinner to honor faculty who earned awards, honors, and recogintions during the previous academic year.

Several APAM professors were honored at this event and are featured in the SEAS Celebrating Faculty Excellence booklet. Originally published by Columbia Engineering News. Photos by Eileen Barosso.


Siu-Wai Chan
Professor, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

FELLOW, AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
elected a Fellow in the society that is the leading provider of technical information, meetings, and publications on ceramic science in the world

Gertrude F. Neumark
Howe Professor Emerita of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor Emerita, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
HONORARY DOCTOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
for her pioneering work as one of the world’s foremost experts on doping wide band-gap semiconductors, creating blue and ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers that have led to improved consumer products, including sharper laser printers, increased DVD storage capacity, advanced traffic lights, mobilephone screens, and flat-screen televisions

Aron Pinczuk
Professor, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
FELLOW, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
for his research at the interface of fundamental physics and novel applications, using optical methods to investigate nanostructures and their fabrication, specializing in the unique properties of semiconductors, and for being a leading experimentalist of inelastic light

Adam Sobel
Associate Profe
ssor, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
CLARENCE LEROY MEISINGER AWARD OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY COUNCIL
in recognition of research achievement by young, promising atmospheric
scientists who have shown outstanding ability

Latha Venkataraman
Assistant Professor, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

NSF FACULTY EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT (CAREER) AWARD
to support her research into understanding properties of single molecules attached to metal electrodes
& PACKARD FELLOWSHIP
to support her research into understanding fundamental properties of single-molecule electronic devices

 


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