ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — Four Sandia National Laboratories researchers have been named fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) for outstanding contributions to physics. The awardees are:
- François Léonard: for fundamental studies of the physics of nanoscale electronic devices.
- Andrew Landahl: for outstanding leadership and conscientious service to the quantum information community and pioneering contributions to quantum computing theory, including fault-tolerant quantum computing, quantum error correction, universal adiabatic quantum computing and novel quantum search algorithms.
- Hongyou Fan: for pioneering contributions to the development of novel synthesis methods and self-assembly processes to fabricate nanostructured materials for nanoelectronic and nanophotonic applications.
- Igal Brener: for contributions to optical phenomena in semiconductors, including their coupling to metasurfaces for passive, tunable and nonlinear metamaterials, and coherent terahertz phenomena and instrumentation.
The number of APS fellows elected each year is limited to no more than one half of 1 percent of the membership. The honor is recognition of outstanding contributions to physics.
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) administrator Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz (Ret.) said, “It takes extraordinary innovation and expertise to successfully carry out the missions of the nuclear security enterprise. Recognition of … NNSA researchers as APS fellows affirms that our labs are important and attractive places for top science talent. We commend these individuals on their pioneering research and making the world a safer place.”
Fellowship certificates are presented at the annual meeting of the APS chapter that elected the inductee.
Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies and economic competitiveness.
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