UCF Faculty Selected for APS Fellowship

Slava KokooulinePhysics professor Slava Kokoouline was elected to Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in November.  His fellowship was recommended by the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics.

Election to Fellowship in the APS is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership. The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers.

Each nomination is evaluated by the Fellowship committee of the appropriate APS division, topical group or forum, or by the APS General Fellowship committee. After review by the full APS Fellowship Committee, the successful candidates are elected by APS Council.

Kokoouline’s fellowship citiation states, “For his innovative solution of challenging theoretical problems, including novel treatments of the dissociative recombination of the triatomic ion of hydrogen and the ammonium ion and other low energy molecular processes.”

Nationwide in 2013 there have been 247 Fellows named to the APS, two of which are from the University of Central Florida.

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