Berkeley engineers named American Physical Society Fellows
October 13, 2021
Two faculty members from Berkeley Engineering have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the advancement of physics. Lane Martin and Kristin Persson, both professors in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, were among the society’s 2021 fellows, an honor bestowed each year to no more than one half of one percent of the society’s membership.
- Martin, whose research focuses on synthesis, characterization, and utilization of advanced functional electronic materials, was cited for his seminal contributions to the science of ferroelectrics.
- Persson, who studies the physics and chemistry of materials using high-performance computing technology, was selected to be a Fellow for her leadership and vision in the field of data-driven materials design, and for pioneering work on the Materials Project.
The 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 society released the full cohort of 2021 fellows today. The new fellows will be formally recognized at the annual meeting of the unit through which they were elected.
Topics: Materials science, Faculty honors