Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > U. Of I. Physicist Named Packard Fellow In Science And Engineering

Physics professor Benjamin Lev is the 11th Illinois professor to be awarded a Packard Fellowship since the program began in 1988.
Physics professor Benjamin Lev is the 11th Illinois professor to be awarded a Packard Fellowship since the program began in 1988.

Abstract:
University of Illinois physics professor Benjamin Lev has been named a Packard Fellow in science and engineering. He is among 17 early career researchers honored by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation in 2010 for outstanding creative research.

U. Of I. Physicist Named Packard Fellow In Science And Engineering

Champaign, IL | Posted on October 16th, 2010

Lev was recognized for his proposal to study exotic phases of matter, such as supersolid, superglass and superstripe phases. Since its inception in 1988, the Packard Fellowship Program has named 457 fellows, including 11 U. of I. faculty members. Each year, new fellows are chosen from nominations submitted by the presidents of 50 top universities.


"We are extremely pleased that the Packard Foundation has provided this national recognition of Benjamin's superb technical achievements and extraordinary promise," said Dale J. Van Harlingen, the head of the physics department at Illinois. "He has become a very active player in our physics research portfolio in Urbana."

As an expert in atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics, Lev explores quantum properties of correlated matter by manipulating dipole interactions in exotic atoms. His group demonstrated the first magneto-optical cooling and trapping of the highly magnetic element dysprosium.


Lev currently is pursuing three main areas of research: quantum liquid crystal physics, soft quantum matter and atom chip microscopy.

"His merger of experiment and theory from both AMO and condensed matter physics should contribute to important breakthroughs in our understanding of strongly correlated quantum matter, the development of new architectures for quantum computation, and the development of new ultrasensitive probes for magnetic- and electric-field imaging," Van Harlingen said.

The Packard Fellowship Program supplies an unrestricted five-year, $875,000 award to support research of the recipient's choosing. Lev will apply his award to develop a new experimental technique to generate, detect, and manipulate complex quantum matter - supersolids and superglasses - using emergent atom-light crystals.

Lev earned his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology in 2005, then worked as a National Research Council postdoctorate fellow at the University of Colorado at Boulder before joining the Illinois faculty in 2008.

The Packard Foundation is not the first to recognize Lev as one of the most promising young researchers in the U.S., as he also has been honored with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation and a Young Investigator Program Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Benjamin Lev
217-333-8079

Copyright © University of Illinois

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

TCL Unveils First 65” TV Featuring QD Vision’s Color IQ™ Quantum Dot Technology: Emerging industry leader introduces expanded quantum dot TV lineup May 30th, 2015

Nanotech Secures Additional Patents in Advanced Security Features: New patented features gain attention from the banknote industry May 30th, 2015

New 'designer carbon' from Stanford boosts battery performance May 30th, 2015

Two UCSB Professors Receive Early Career Research Awards: The Department of Energy’s award for young scientists acknowledges UC Santa Barbara’s standing as a top tier research institution May 29th, 2015

Physics

Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information May 29th, 2015

OSU researchers prove magnetism can control heat, sound: Team leverages OSC services to help confirm, interpret experimental findings May 29th, 2015

Two UCSB Professors Receive Early Career Research Awards: The Department of Energy’s award for young scientists acknowledges UC Santa Barbara’s standing as a top tier research institution May 29th, 2015

Academic/Education

SUNY Poly CNSE and NIOSH Launch Federal Nano Health and Safety Consortium: May 20th, 2015

New JEOL E-Beam Lithography System to Enhance Quantum NanoFab Capabilities May 6th, 2015

FEI Partners With the George Washington University to Equip New Science & Engineering Hall: Suite of new high-performance microscopes will be used for cutting-edge experiments at GW’s new research facility April 29th, 2015

Renishaw Raman systems used to study 2D materials at Boston University, Massachusetts, USA. April 28th, 2015

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Two UCSB Professors Receive Early Career Research Awards: The Department of Energy’s award for young scientists acknowledges UC Santa Barbara’s standing as a top tier research institution May 29th, 2015

One step closer to a single-molecule device: Columbia Engineering researchers first to create a single-molecule diode -- the ultimate in miniaturization for electronic devices -- with potential for real-world applications May 25th, 2015

What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues May 19th, 2015

Researchers build new fermion microscope: Instrument freezes and images 1,000 individual fermionic atoms at once May 13th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project