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Xiaodong Xu honored

October 8, 2020

Xiaodong Xu, professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Physics, has recently won two prestigious honors from the American Physical Society (APS) and the Optical Society (OSA).

Dr. Xu has been elected a 2020 Fellow of APS. The APS Fellowship Program recognizes members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. The APS has recognized Dr. Xu “for pioneering contributions to the discovery and understanding of emergent physics in two dimensional materials, including 2D magnets, spin/valley-pseudospin effects in 2D semiconductors and heterostructures, and monolayer quantum spin Hall Insulator.”

Dr. Xu has also been elected a 2021 OSA Fellow Member. Fellows are chosen for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics. OSA has selected him “for seminal contributions to 2D semiconductor and heterostructure optics, and magneto-optical effects in 2D magnets.”

Says Christine Luscombe, interim chair of the MSE department, “Xiaodong has been a phenomenal colleague and a world-leading scientist. It is very exciting to see him being celebrated through these achievements.”

Please join us in extending congratulations to Dr. Xu.