Stevenson Professor of Physics, Leonard Feldman, has been awarded the Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship for 2009 by the University of Melbourne. Professor Feldman is recognized for his outstanding record of accomplishment in the field of material physics and will be representing both Vanderbilt University and Rutgers University. He has served as Stevenson Professor of Physics at Vanderbilt since 1996. He presently serves as Vice President of Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Director of the Institute of Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology at Rutgers University. Professor Feldman will spend the most of the month of July in Melbourne, Australia fulfilling this honor.
Congratulations to the Winner and Finalists of the 2009 Vanderbilt Prize for Undergraduate Research in Physics & Astronomy.
Oleg Sergeevich Ovchinnikov, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - "Deciphering Nanoscale Disorders
2009 FINALISTS: (in alphabetical order)
Amanda Stevie Bergman, Smith College - Study of Non-Minimally Couples Inflation of the Early Universe Using Phase Portraits and Poincaré Maps
Karan Pankaj Jani, The Pennsylvania State University at University Park - The Effect of Initial Orientation of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna on its Sensitivity Pattern
The students will be honored at an Awards Ceremony banquet on Friday July 10, 2009 attended by the Dept. Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education, the Dean and Executive Dean of the College of Arts & Science.