APS Fellowship an Engineering First at McMaster
December 22, 2008
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.
The fellowship also places Prof. 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 Prof. Deen on his accomplishments,” said
David Wilkinson, Dean, 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, Dr. 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.
Professor 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
Jamal Deen, professor of electrical and computer
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.