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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows:
Electrion as a Fellow AAAS is an honor bestwed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an edicator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports.
Gordon Aubrecht II
William F. Saam
Richard Boyd (Emeritus)
John W. Wilkins
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows:
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy's elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs.
2010 - John W. Wilkins
1975 - Kenneth G. Wilson (emeritus)
Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
2001 - James J. Beatty
1999 - Tin-Lun (Jason) Ho
National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technolocy and thier use for the general welfare.
Kenneth G. Wilson
Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. Each prize consists of a medal, personal diploma and a cash award.
William A. Fowler, 1983, Physics (B.S., Ohio State, 1933)
Kenneth G. Wilson, 1982, Physics (faculty, 1988-2002)
American Physical Society Fellows
Gordon Aubrecht, 2000
James Beatty, 2012
Richard Boyd (emeritus) 1987
Eric Braaten, 2000
Leonard Brillson, 1984
Ralf Bundschuh 2012
Frank DeLucia, 1992
NSF CAREER Award
John Beacom, 2005
William F. Meggers Award, Optical Society of America
Frank De Lucia, 2001
Pierre Agostini, 2007
Louis F. DiMauro, 2013
Faculty Awards presented by The Ohio State University
Distinguished University Professor
Frank De Lucia, 2000
Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching:
The Department of Physics is proud to include many of our faculty among the recipients of this award.
This award annual recognizes a maximum of ten faculty for thier teaching excellence. Students, faculty, and alumni may nominate faculty; and a committee of students, previous recipients, and alumni chooses the recipients.
Recipients are recognized with a $3,000 honorarium made possible by gifts from The Ohio State University Alumni Association, University Development, and the Office of Academic Affairs. In addition, the Office of Academic Affairs awards an increase of $1,200 to each recipient's base salary. Members are also inducted into the University's Academy of Teaching at: http://ucat.osu.edu/academy/.
Full-time, regular faculty members on all campuses with the rank of instructor through full professor in the clinical or tenure track who, in the past three years, have taught undergraduate and/or graduate/professional students are eligible for this award. Previous recipients of this award, senior lecturers, lecturers, and graduate teaching associates are not eligible
2013 - Douglass Schumacher
2009 - John F. Beacom
2008 - Robert J. Perry
2007 - Brian L. Winer
2005 - Richard Hughes
2005 - Bruce Mainland (Newark Campus)
2004 - Klaus Honscheid
2003 - Samir Mathur
2002 - Gregory Kilcup
2000 - Linn Van Woerkom
1999 - Robert Scherrer
1997 - Richard Furnstahl
Distinguished Scholar Award
The University Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) recognizes and honors six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research, or other creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields. Recipients of the award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity.
2012 - Louis F. DiMauro
2011 - Junko Shigemitsu
2007 - Ulrich Heinz
2003 - Eric Braaten
2002 - Tin-Lun (Jason) Ho
1999 - Frank De Lucia
President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service
Formerly the Faculty Award for Distinguished University Service, this award recognizes faculty members for their contributions to the development and implementation of university policies and programs through non-administrative roles, while continuing to teach and pursue scholarship.
2008 - Gordon J. Aubrecht II
2001 - Robert Perry
2000 - Bunny C. Clark
2013 Faculty Awards
Lou DiMauro receives Meggers award from OSA
Len Brillson elected Fellow of MRS
Amy Connolly receives NSF CAREER Award
Professor Douglass Schumacher receives 2013 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching - surprised by President Gee, Archie Griffin, Dean March, Jim Beatty and his wife and son.
President E. Gordon Gee accompanied by Archie Griffin, Divisional Dean Peter March, Chair Jim Beatty, Doug's wife and son and others from Physics suprised Douglass Schumacher at a specially scheduled group meeting. This surprise visit was scheduled to announce that Doug had received one of 10 annual Alumni Awards for Distinguished Teaching. To say the least, Doug was very surprised and was happy to share the moment with his family and with the many faculty, students and staff who work with him in his research group. The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching recognizes faculty for their teaching excellence. The recipients are recognized with a $3,000 honorarium made possible by gifts from the Ohio State University Alumni Association, University Development, and the Office of Academic Affairs. In addition, the Office of Academic Affairs awards an increase of $1,200 to each recipients base salary. Members are also inducted into the University's Academy of Teaching.
Professor Gary Steigman retires June 30, 2012 - reception August 24, 2012
Pictured above are Jim Beatty, chair of the Dept. of Physics, Prof. Gary Steigman, Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University and Brad Peterson, chair of the Dept. of Astronomy.
President E. Gordon Gee, Executive Dean Joe Steinmetz, Divisional Dean Peter March and many of his astronomy and physics colleagues were on hand to help Prof. Gary Steigman celebrate his retirement on August 24, 2012. The conference room (4138 PRB) was cleared of its normal tables and chairs and refitted with bistro tables with royal blue clothes and flickering tea lights. Champagne, beer and wine as well as soft drinks were offered to the celebrants along with an assortment of hot and cold appetizers and desserts. A lively crowd assembled including many faculty members from both departments, emertius colleagues, postdocs, students and staff. Dr. Bob Scherrer flew in from Nashville, TN where is is chair of the Dept of Physics at Vanderbilt Univesity, as a surprise for his former colleague and gave a seminar prior to the reception as well as a bit of a roast of Prof. Steigman. Dr. Steigman was surprised a second time when President Gordon Gee stopped by to offer his congratulations.
2012 Faculty Awards
2012 Distinguished Scholar Award presented to Lou Di Mauro
The January 26, 2012 Physics Department Faculty Meeting was interrupted by a surprise visit from President E. Gordon Gee, Divisional Dean Peter March, Sr. Associate Vice President for Research, Jan Weisenberger and Barbara and Kimberly DiMauro. The purpose of this visit was to notify Lou Di Mauro that he was the recipient of one of six 2012 Distinguished Scholar Awards.
This award, supported by the Office of Research is given to senior professors for exceptional scholarly accomplishment. Recipients are nominated by their departments and chosen by a committee of senior faculty including former winners of the award. An honorarium of $3,000 and a research grant of $20,000 to be used over the next three years is given to each recipient.
Lou DiMauro gratefully accepts "the check in the mail envelope" from President Gee.
Peter March, Jan Weisenberger, Kimberly DiMauro, President Gee, Lou and Barbara DiMauro and Jim Beatty.
2011 Faculty Awards
2011 Distinguished Scholar Award presented to Junko Shigemitsu.
On February 15, 2011 in a surprise visit from President E. Gordon Gee, Divisional Dean Peter March, Sr. Associate Vice President for Research Jan Weisenberger, Chair Jim Beatty and colleagues in Physics, Junko Shigemitsu was notified that she was the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Scholar Award.
The Distinguished Scholar Award, established in 1978, recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have compiled a substantial body of research, as well as the work of younger faculty members who have demonstrated great scholarly potential. The award is supported by the Office of Research. Recipients are nominated by their departments and chosen by a committee of senior faculty, including several past recipients of the award. Distinguished Scholars receive a $3,000 honorarium and a research grant of $20,000 to be used over the next three years.