2017 SEAS Faculty Excellence Celebration

APAM professors were honored by Dean Boyce at the 2017 SEAS Faculty Excellence celebration this fall.

APAM’s newest faculty members, including Renata M. M. Wentzcovitch, a Professor of Materials Science and Applied Physics, and also of Earth and Environmental Science; Donsub Rim, the Chu Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics; and Drew Youngren, a Lecturer in Discipline in Applied Mathematics, were warmly welcomed.

Other faculty members were recognized for their recent honors and achievements in the past academic year. Nanfang Yu, Assistant Professor of Applied Physics, won a DARPA Director’s Fellowship; Yuan Yang, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was named a Scialog Fellow on Advanced Engergy Storage; and Katayun Barmak, the Philips Electronics Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, received the Kim Award for Faculty Involvement.

APAM faculty members were also recognized for scholarly leadership. Adam H. Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences, was named to the American Meteorological Society Council’s Principal Governing Body and Renata M. M. Wentzcovitch was elected to a 4-year term as Vice Chair of the Division of Computational Physics of the American Physical Society.

Photos of the event are available online at: http://engineering.columbia.edu/news/faculty-excellence-2017

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