APS Fellowship

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. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in The American Physical Society.

Fellowship nominations may be submitted by anyone who is a member of the APS in good standing. All members of DSOFT are strongly encouraged to nominate colleagues whom they consider worthy of this recognition. See the Fellowship nomination information page for guidance on submitting nominations.

Congratulations to the 2023 APS Fellows for their exceptional contributions to soft matter physics!

Sibani Lisa Biswal [2023]
Rice University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to understanding of the assembly of superparamagnetic colloids in magnetic fields, discovering mechanisms governing multiphase flows in porous media, characterizing molecular transport in lipid membranes, and developing porous silicon anodes for lithium-ion batteries.

Laura I. Clarke [2023]
North Carolina State University
Citation: For work on polymers spanning from nanometer to mesoscopic scales, including under optical and electric driving; and for teaching, scholarship, and innovation benefiting diverse students underserved by standard practices.

Moumita Das [2023]
Rochester Institute of Technology
Citation: For fundamental mechanistic insights into the collective properties and rigidity transitions in multi-component biological and bio-inspired soft materials, and for contributions to building an inclusive and diverse soft matter community.

Alberto Fernandez-Nieves [2023]
University of Barcelona (Spain)
Citation: For pioneering studies on the interplay between geometry, topology, and order in complex fluids, including geometrically frustrated liquid crystals, highly confined colloidal hydrogels, toroidal shaped drops and gels, drop formation in microfluidics, and mechanics and dynamics of fire ant collectives.

Charles M. Schroeder [2023]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For fundamental advances in the soft matter physics of polymer liquids, complex fluids, and electroactive materials.