Emanuel Tutuc, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) . Prof. Tutuc was cited for contributions to the physics of 2-D electron systems. He leads the Nanoelectronics Research Lab, where his group explores the growth and electronic properties of quantum confined systems, such as semiconductor nanowires and graphene, for novel high-speed, low-power electronic devices. Tutuc received a DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2008 and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2009. Tutuc also holds the Engineering Foundation Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Engineering #2.
The American Physical Society awards the annual fellowships to scientists nominated and elected by the members of the society as a recognition of the fellow's work in physics, physics education, or leadership in physics. APS elects a cohort of select members, comprising less than 1 percent of the 50,000 members, to be fellows every year. Each fellow is nominated by a certain group of the members in the APS specializing in the area of physics which the nominee specialized in.