Awards

Xiao-Xiao Zhang wins DOE Early Career Award

Xiao-Xiao Zhang wins DOE Early Career Award

Professor Xiao-Xiao Zhang has been awarded the Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Research Program Award for 2022.  Xiao-Xiao’s project, Optical manipulation of magnetic order in van der Waals heterostructures, will be funded by the DOE for five years.  Xiao-Xiao is one of 83 US scientists who will receive this highly competitive award […]

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UF Physics Post Doc Receives Wilson Fellowship

UF Physics Post Doc Receives Wilson Fellowship

Vishvas Pandey, a UF physics postdoc who has been collaborating on the Coherent CAPTAIN-Mills at Los Alamos (CCM) and Short-Baseline Near Detector at Fermilab (SBND) experiments with Professor Heather Ray, was recently awarded the Wilson Fellowship at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.   With the Wilson Fellowship,  Vishvas will be taking an Associate […]

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UF Physics Graduate Student Receives Top Award at Symposium

UF Physics Graduate Student Receives Top Award at Symposium

Tanmaya Mishra, UF Physics graduate student, received the top award in the category of Mathematical and Physical Sciences for his presentation at the Conference of Florida Graduate Schools (CFGC)  2022 Statewide Graduate Research Symposium held at the University of Central Florida. Tanmaya collaborates with Professor Sergey Klimenko on applying machine learning […]

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Nathaniel Strauss, LingQin Xue, Ioannis Michaloliakos

UF Graduate Student Teaching Award Recipients

UF Physics is pleased to announce that three graduate students, Nathaniel Strauss, LingQin Xue and Ioannis Michaloliakos, were all recipients of the UF Graduate Student Teaching Award for 2021-2022.  Graduate teaching assistants make a major contribution to teaching and learning at the University of Florida. Each academic year, the UF Graduate School recognizes the best, brightest […]

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UF Physics Undergraduate Student Receives 2022 CLAS Excellence Award

UF Physics Undergraduate Student Receives 2022 CLAS Excellence Award

Congratulations to UF Physics undergraduate student, Bridgette Gifford, one of three graduating seniors who has been named a winner of the 2022 CLAS Excellence Award. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) initiated these awards in 2017, given out in a variety of categories including undergraduate, to those who […]

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UF Physics Ph.D. recipient receives NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

UF Physics Ph.D. recipient receives NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

UF Physics is pleased to announce that recent Ph.D. recipient and AAUW American Dissertation Fellow Alexandria Tucker has been selected for the NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MPS-Ascend). This prestigious fellowship provides $300,000 to fund Dr. Tucker’s three-year postdoctoral research position with Professor Nicolas Yunes at the Illinois Center for Advanced […]

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Graduate Student Awards 2021

Graduate Student Awards 2021

On Friday, December 10, the physics department hosted a graduate student event to announce physics graduate student award recipients for 2021. Congratulations to all award recipients (listed below).   Charles F. Hooper Jr. Memorial Award This award is made annually to senior graduate students in physics who have shown distinction […]

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Xiao-Xiao Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

Xiao-Xiao Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

UF Physics professor Xiao-Xiao Zhang has received an National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.  Xiao-Xiao’s project entitled, “Probing exciton-exciton correlations and phase transitions for spin-polarized excitons in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides,” is funded for five years by the NSF Division of Material Research starting in September 2022. The NSF CAREER […]

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Summer 2022 CLAS Dissertation Fellowship Recipient

Summer 2022 CLAS Dissertation Fellowship Recipient

Graduate Student Moinul Rahat (Pierre Ramond, advisor) has been awarded the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Maurice C. Holmes and Frances A. Holmes Endowed Fellowship in the amount of $8,000 to be used in Summer 2022.  Each fall CLAS awards approximately fifteen one-semester dissertation fellowships to deserving graduate […]

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Dimitri Bourilkov is elected APS Fellow

Dimitri Bourilkov is elected APS Fellow

UF Physics is pleased to announce that Dimitri Bourilkov, Associate Scientist, has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).  Dimitri is cited for his “advances in data intensive science using cutting edge computing infrastructure and for foundational contributions to the American Physical Society Topical Group on Data Science.” The APS […]

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