The American Physical Society (APS) has selected five Laboratory scientists as APS Fellows.
Tina Back, a project leader for radiation transport experiments at the National Ignition Facility, was honored for “the quantitative application of x-ray spectroscopy that has advanced the understanding of high-energy-density plasmas in the areas of x-ray hohlraums, radiation transport, and high-efficiency radiation production.”
Tom Rognlien of the Physics and Advanced Technologies Directorate’s Fusion Energy Program was cited for “seminal contributions to the modeling of tokamak edge plasmas and their interaction with bounding surfaces and to the understanding of heating and transport in collisional and RF-excited plasmas.”
Louis Terminello, materials program leader for the Defense and Nuclear Technologies and Chemistry and Materials Science (CMS) directorates, was cited for his “innovative use of synchrotron radiation spectroscopies in revealing the electronic and atomic structure of new materials.”
Chemist Craig M. Tarver of CMS was selected “in recognition of his contributions to shock-wave physics and, in particular, his development and implementation of the ignition and growth model for reactions in energetic materials and the nonequilibrium ZND theory for detonating energetic materials.”
David J. Eaglesham of CMS, who recently left the Laboratory, was cited for “his seminal discoveries and technical leadership in semiconductor crystal growth and structural defects in epitaxial materials.”
Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the current APS membership is recognized by their peers through election to the status of Fellow. APS fellowship recognizes members who have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication, or those who have made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. APS Fellows also may have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the society.
In December 2004, physicist Camille Bibeau received the national 2004 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award at the Fusion Power Associates annual meeting in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Bibeau heads the National Ignition Facility’s Mercury Laser Project—the Laboratory’s next-generation laser in the quest toward fusion energy. The award recognizes Bibeau’s “many technical contributions to the design, construction, and operation of laser systems” and “her outstanding communications skills in providing clear and understandable presentations on highly complex topics to a variety of audiences.”
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UCRL-52000-05-4 | April 14, 2005