Joseph Subotnik Named American Physical Society Fellow
Joseph Subotnik, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). APS fellowships recognize those who have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. Subotnik’s fellowship citation reads, “For pioneering advances in understanding the nature of nonadiabatic processes and merging electronic structure with chemical dynamics, advances that have allowed us to better model photo-induced processes and dissipation at metal-molecule interfaces.”
Subotnik is a theoretical chemist who focuses on electronic processes in the condensed phase. He has made key contributions in electronic structure theory, chemical dynamics, and statistical mechanics. His many prizes and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Career Advancement Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering, a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, the Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award, and a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
APS is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. It represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the U.S. and throughout the world.