March 1, 2004
ECE Professor Elias Towe was elected as a fellow in the American Physical Society (APS) "for pioneering contributions to the application of quantum-dot nanostructures in optoelectronic devices and for the innovative use of phenomena in the design of novel optical devices."
Towe was nominated by the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics; his name will appear in the March 2004 issue of APS News as well as on their site. This year there are 215 new fellows. No more than one half of one percent of APS members may be elected.
According to the APS, each new fellow is recommended by a fellowship committee on the unit level, reviewed again by the APS committee, and finally approved by the full council. The fellowships recognize advances in knowledge through original research and publications, innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology, and significant contributions to physics teaching or service in the society.
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