Professors Martin and Persson are named APS Fellows
The American Physical Society (APS) is a professional society that represents over 55,000 members including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. The APS Fellowship Program recognizes 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. 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. This year, MSE Professors Martin (for seminal contributions to the science of ferroelectrics) and Persson (for leadership and vision in the field of data-driven materials design, and for pioneering work on the Materials Project) were selected for this honor. A full list of this APS Fellows is provided here.