Ahn Named Materials Research Society Fellow

Charles Ahn, the John C. Malone Professor of Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Physics, has been named a fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS).

MRS named 15 new fellows, drawing from members whose sustained and distinguished contributions to the advancement of materials research are internationally recognized.

Ahn was selected "for pioneering picometer engineering of materials and phenomena and for transforming our understanding of nanoscale phenomena, materials, and devices by integrating materials synthesis and fabrication with creative application of theory."

At Yale, Ahn serves as the chair of the Department of Applied Physics and the director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering. His research focuses on the fabrication and characterization of the physical properties of materials using advanced synthesis and measurement techniques, such as molecular beam epitaxy and synchrotron x-ray experiments.

The 2020 fellows will be honored at an event next month in Phoenix. The Materials Research Society fellows program began in 2008.

"Yale provides a strong environment to carry out advanced materials research, which has enabled recent breakthroughs on the picoscale engineering of materials." Ahn said. "Several researchers on campus, including Sohrab Ismail-Beigi and Fred Walker, have been instrumental in pioneering this approach. Picoscience is an emerging example of the university's science strategy for quantum science, engineering, and materials. School of Engineering & Applied Science Dean Jeff Brock is at the forefront of enabling this bright future."