Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

ECE Faculty: APS Awards

The American Physical Society (APS) strives to be the leading voice for physics and an authoritative source of physics information for the advancement of physics and the benefit of humanity.

Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids

To recognize outstanding optical research that leads to breakthroughs in the condensed matter sciences. The prize is awarded biennially in even-numbered years as a memorial to Frank Isakson. Duncan Steel was the recipient of this award for seminal contributions to nonlinear optical spectroscopy and coherent control of semiconductor heterostructures.

Duncan Steel

Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases

The prize was established in 1989 by contributions from American Telephone and Telegraph, General Electric, General Telephone and Electronics, International Business Machines, and Xerox Corporations in recognition of the outstanding contributions of Will Allis to the study of ionized gases. Mark Kushner was the recipient of this award for ground-breaking contributions to developing and applying hybrid plasma models that have advanced the fundamental understanding of the chemistry, surface kinetics, and energy transport in low temperature plasmas.

Mark Kushner
Mark Kushner


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