American Physical Society Honors Chemist Todd Krauss
Professor of Chemistry Todd Krauss has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society.
Krauss is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of nanoscience, especially the photophysics of nanoscale semiconductors. Krauss' research focuses on understanding the fundamental properties of materials as small as individual molecules.
"Todd's work is incredibly diverse, with nanoscience and technology as the common thread," said Nicholas Bigelow, chair of the Department of Physics and director of the University's Integrated Nanosystems Center (URnano). "His group attacks fundamental problems related to 'quantum dots' and carbon nanotubes, which has important applications in medicine and energy generation."
Krauss received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in applied physics from Cornell University. He joined the chemistry faculty at the University of Rochester in 2000 and received a joint appointment with the Institute of Optics in 2008.
Krauss received the University's Goergen Award for Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Undergraduate Teaching in 2009. He was also honored with the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in 2005 and was named an Alfred P. Sloan Award winner in 2004.
The American Physical Society, with more than 50,000 members around the world, is dedicated to advancing and spreading the knowledge of physics through research journals, scientific meetings, education, and advocacy.
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