September 2020 News

AP Alumni Spotlight: Kathy Aidala elected 2020 APS Fellow

Katherine Aidala, a Yale Applied Physics alumna, is among the 2020 APS Fellows elected.

Professor Aidala currently holds a faculty position at Mount Holyoke College, MA. 

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.

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Shruti Puri has been named 2020 Blavatnik Regional Awards Finalist

Shruti Puri, our AP new Assistant Professor has been named the Finalist of the 2020 Balvatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists for her work as a postdoctoral associate while working with Steven Girvin.

The Blavatnik Regional Awards honor outstanding postdoctoral scientists from academic research institutions across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and recognize researchers in three scientific categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. This year three award Winners and six Finalists were announced during the National Postdoc Appreciation Week in New York.

AP Alumni Spotlight - Elie Track receives the 2020 IEEE CSC - Max Swerdlow Award

Elie Track graduated with a Ph.D. from Yale Applied Physics in 1988 (with Prof. Dan Prober’s group). He is a founder and CEO of nVizix LLC, a company that focuses on developing and commercializing a new high-efficiency vacuum solar cell.  

Elie was selected to be the recipient of the 2020 IEEE - Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community.

Elie Track

For sustained service to the applied superconductivity community, in particular:

  •  for his over three decades of successful, insightful leadership in the field of applied superconductivity at the intersection of basic science, materials development and device technology,

Applied Physics Welcomes Two New Ladder Faculty Members

The Yale Applied Physics Department welcomes two new ladder faculty members.

Schoelkopf named to national quantum council

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Ingredients for a Quantum Future

In a series of essays, three quantum-technology leaders in the US spell out the requirements for a strong quantum future.

Irfan Siddiqi (Yale Applied Physics’ Alumnus), the University of California, Berkeley

Darío Gil, the director of IBM Research, and

Joe Broz, the executive director of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C)