Hassanein named APS fellow

Hassanein bust (cropped)
Ahmed Hassanein
Ahmed Hassanein, head and the Paul L. Wattelet Professor of Nuclear Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

APS cited Hassanein for "pioneering contribution to comprehensive models, simulation, and innovative experiments for verification of plasma evolution and interactions with materials for applications in fusion devices, laser and discharge-produced plasma, and nanolithography."

Election to fellowship in the APS is limited to 0.5 percent of its membership.

Hassanein's research interests include plasma/photon material interactions; magnetic and inertial fusion; radiation damage in materials; computational physics and hydrodynamics; materials under extreme conditions; advanced numerical methods; extreme ultraviolet lithography, laser and discharge-produced plasma, nuclear radiation detection, and high power targets for accelerators. He also is the director of the Center for Materials Under eXtreme Environment, which combines state-of-the-art computational tools and experimental devices for simulating beam/target interactions for various applications.

The APS fellowship is Hassanein's sixth.