Three Professors Elected Fellows

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Photo of Joseph Brill
Joseph Brill

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Nicholas Martin

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Joseph Straley

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2004) -- Three University of Kentucky professors have been elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS).

Election to fellowship in the national society is limited to .5 percent of the APS membership each year. The APS fellowship program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology.

Steven Hoch, dean of the UK College of Arts and Sciences, said “the election of three of our professors in one year speaks volumes about the quality of the faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments.”

Named APS Fellows were:

-- Joseph Brill, whose doctorate is from Stanford University. His research interests include novel thermal, elastic and infrared probes of crystals with “low-dimensional” electronic properties;

-- Nicholas Martin, who has a doctorate in experimental atomic physics from Oxford University. His research interests include electron and photon impact excitation and ionization of atoms.

-- Joseph Straley, whose doctorate in physics is from Cornell University. His expertise is in the area of critical phenomena.

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