Dr. Pamir Alpay Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

By Giorgina Paiella (CLAS ’16)

alpay2MSE Professor and Department Head Dr. S. Pamir Alpay was recently elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for his work on functional/smart materials.

Representing over 50,000 members, APS is a non-profit membership organization that works to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics by way of education, outreach, research journals, advocacy, and international presence. Election to Fellowship in the APS is selective and prestigious; it is limited to no more than one half of one percent of total membership. Fellows are nominated by their professional peers for outstanding contributions to physics, and the APS Council evaluates and elects successful candidates as Fellows.

Dr. Alpay received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1999. He joined the UConn MSE Program in 2001 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Alpay received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2001 and the UConn School of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2004. He was also named the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Associate Professor in Engineering Innovation, a position that he held from 2008 to 2010.

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