Del Gado elected APS Fellow

Del Gado elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Emanuela was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), in the Division of Soft Matter (DSOFT). She is being recognized for her research “elucidating the microscopic underpinnings of dynamics and mechanics in gels, glasses, and other soft amorphous solids through methods of computational statistical physics”.

APS works to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. 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. Less than one percent of the society’s membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow each year.

The Division of Soft Matter in APS covers a highly interdisciplinary field involving scientists, mathematicians and engineers and is one of the fastest growing areas of research today. Soft matter includes colloids and micelles, biological and granular matter, and a wide range of materials that are easily deformed by external stresses. The common feature is that predominant physical behaviors occur at energy scales comparable with thermal energy and quantum aspects that are typically unimportant. Self-assembly, non-equilibrium, driven/active matter, frustration, topology and folding are just a few of the many diverse topics addressed by soft matter researchers.

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