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12-01-2005

Clarkson University's Vladimir Privman Becomes American Physical Society Fellow

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Vladimir Privman, the Robert A. Plane Professor of Chemistry and director of the Clarkson Center for Quantum Device Technology at Clarkson University, was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) at its November meeting.privman

The American Physical Society was founded in 1989 by 36 physicists with the mission "to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics." Today, the APS membership exceeds 43,000 members. The Society is active in public and governmental affairs, and in the international physics community. The APS conducts extensive programs in education, public outreach and career development and also monitors the human rights of scientists around the globe. The year 2005 is the World Year of Physics.

"This acknowledgement of Professor Privman's dedication and many contributions to the world of physics by the APS is well deserved," remarked James R. Pratt, dean of Arts and Sciences at Clarkson University. "It is a significant honor, considering that election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society is limited to less than one-half of one percent of the society's membership."

The Fellowship Certificate awarded to Privman by the APS reads "In recognition of fundamental contributions and professional leadership in statistical physics, surface, colloid and polymer science, and quantum information science."

Privman holds joint appointments in the departments of Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics at Clarkson, and is recognized as one of the world's leading experts in statistical mechanics, colloid and surface science, and quantum information science. He has authored or co-authored three books, 17 major reviews, and over 170 research papers. He has also served on numerous editorial boards and editorial advisory boards of scientific journals.

Privman holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Physics from Technion, Haifa, Israel.  He joined the faculty of Clarkson in 1985 and has been the recipient of a Petroleum Research Foundation Young Investigator Award and Clarkson University's Graham Award for an outstanding researcher. Privman is also a member of Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) and the Million Dollar Club, which recognizes individuals who have brought in more than $1 million in external research funding.

Clarkson is a private, nationally ranked university with 3,000 high-ability students who defy convention and do not simply accept the status quo. Learning is in a positive, friendly and supportive atmosphere that spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. The University's faculty pursues research and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving. 

PHOTO CAPTION:  Clarkson University Professor Vladimir Privman was recently elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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