Professor Jonathan Spanier has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.
According to the APS website, “The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.” Election to APS Fellowship is reserved for no more than one half of 1% of APS members in any given year. There were 248 members elected to Fellowship this year.
Spanier was nominated by the Division of Materials Physics “[f]or outstanding contributions to advancing understanding of light-matter interactions, ferroelectric phase stability, and nanoscale phenomena in semiconductors, ferroelectrics and related oxides, interfaces and surfaces, including hot carrier behavior, Raman scattering, and photovoltaics.” With this honor, Spanier joins Drexel Materials Professor Christopher Li, who was elected APS Fellow in 2012.