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The Quarter 3, Year 9 FENA report is now available in the private downloads section of the website. Please email Katie Christensen at kchrist@ucla.edu if you need access.

Professor Alexander Balandin Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Dr. Alexander A. Balandin, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Founding Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California – Riverside (UCR) was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). His election was approved on November 14, 2011 at the meeting of the Council of APS. Professor Balandin is recognized for his “pioneering studies of phonon transport in graphene and outstanding contributions to investigation of confined phonons and excitons in semiconductor nanostructures.” Professor Balandin conducts experimental and theoretical research in the field of advanced materials, nanostructures and electronic devices. He is a recipient of this year’s IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology for his research on device applications of semiconductor quantum dots and graphene. A significant part of his research on graphene thermal properties and device applications, noted in the APS citation, was conducted in the framework of FENA center activities.

Photo: Professor Balandin in his laboratory.
Links: APS: http://www.aps.org/ , Balandin /Nano-Device Laboratory: http://ndl.ee.ucr.edu/