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APS Fellowship an engineering first at McMaster

Jamal Deen, professor of electrical and computer engineering at McMaster, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). He is the first engineering professor at McMaster to receive this recognition.

Dec 23, 2008

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The fellowship also places Deen in a rare position in Canada, that of being elected Fellow of APS, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Electrochemical Society (ECS) for his scholarly work in science, engineering and technology.

“We extend our congratulations to Professor Deen on his accomplishments,” said David Wilkinson, dean of Faculty of Engineering. “The fellowship is a great testament to his contributions and also reflects well on the calibre of research being undertaken in the Faculty and the University.”

According to the APS citation, Deen was elected a Fellow for “significant contributions to noise and physics-based modeling of semiconductor devices and innovations in experiments.”

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize 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. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society.

Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society.

Deen is Canada Research Chair in Information Technology and Director of the Micro- and Nano-Systems Laboratory at McMaster. He is a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

APS members are eligible for nomination and election to Fellowship. Each nomination is evaluated by the Fellowship committee of the appropriate APS division, topical group or forum. After review by the APS Fellowship Committee, the successful candidates are elected by APS Council. Fellowship is therefore a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.