Boston Business Journal award
Physics Alumnus Yong Zhang (Salary.com) was selected as one of The Boston Business Journal's 2007 40-under-40 winners.
Physics graduates who have become faculty members
- Ling-jun Wang — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- Dominik A. Schneble — State University of New York at Stony Brook
- Shou-Yong Pei — Beijing Normal University
- Ed King — University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- Gerald Lemay — Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- Hui Lu — University of Illinois at Chicago
- Paul Eugenio — Florida State University
- Hao Xin — Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Univ. of Arizona
- Shiao-bai Ai — Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai
- Linghong Li — Middle Tennessee State University
Physics Alumni at Nobel Prize Ceremony
UMass Dartmouth alumnus Chagaan Baatar (Chagarn Whan, '88; from Beijing Normal Univ.) was invited by Profs. A. Geim and K. Novoselov, last year's Nobel Prize winners (2010) in Physics, as their guest at the ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.
|left to right: A. Geim, C. Baatar and K. Novoselov|
Chagaan, Program Officer in the Office of the Naval Research (ONR), was an advocate and supporter of graphene research since the early days. He provided critical ONR sponsorship of Geim and Novoselov’s research on graphene, an amazing carbon compound with the incredible electronic properties and mechanical strength.
Chagaan said: ‘ONR is pretty good at giving program officers the freedom and discretion at choosing research directions and projects (there are limits, obviously). I did have colleagues give friendly advice that graphene is "all hype".’
|A. Geim accepting award||C. Baatar at ceremony|
Regarding the ceremony, he said: “I was honored to be invited by the laureates, Profs. Geim and Novoselov. It was a unique, perhaps once in a lifetime, experience for me, and I will always treasure the memory. In addition to the two laureates, there were two more past Nobelists - Prof. Klaus von Klitzing of Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart and Prof. Frank Wilczek of MIT, among the guests.”