Message to members of the APS Division of Materials Physics
Approved by Robert Nemanich, DMP Secretary/Treasurer
The Summer 2016 Newsletter is available: Online | Download PDF

Important Dates

  • August 29, 2016 Deadline for submitting invited speaker suggestions for DMP focus topics.
  • November 11, 2016 (Friday) by 5 p.m. EST. Abstract deadline for the APS March Meeting 2017. Submission is via the APS website.
  • November 18, 2016 Deadline DMP Ovshinsky Student Travel Awards.
  • November 18, 2016 Deadline DMP Postdoctoral Travel Awards.
  • March 13 - March 17, 2017 (with tutorials, etc., March 11-12): APS March Meeting 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A Note from the Chair

Throughout the spring and summer months your DMP executive committee has been hard at work, and it is my pleasure to bring you an update on our progress as well as a call for your participation in upcoming important DMP activities. Read more »

The DMP Executive Committee

Chair: Michael E Flatté, Univ of Iowa (04/16 - 03/17)
Chair-Elect: Dan Dessau, Univ of Colorado Boulder (04/16 - 03/17)
Vice Chair: Amanda K Petford-Long, Argonne Natl Lab (04/16 - 03/17)
Past Chair: John F Mitchell, Argonne Natl Lab (04/16 - 03/17)
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The Division of Materials Physics March Meeting Post Doctoral Travel Awards

To recognize innovative materials physics research by post doctoral researchers, the Division of Materials Physics has initiated March Meeting Post Doctoral Travel Awards. The awards are supported by the Division of Materials Physics. Read more »

The Division of Materials Physics Ovshinsky Student Travel Awards

The Ovshinsky Student Travel Awards have been established to assist the career of student researchers. The awards are named after Stanley and Iris Ovshinsky, who had a very strong interest in, and commitment to, scientific education. The awards have been endowed by the Ovshinsky family, their colleagues at Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) companies, and all their numerous friends from many social, intellectual, and business relationships. Read more »

Nominations for DMP Officers and Executive Committee Members

The DMP officer election will be held late in 2016 to elect a vice chair, a secretary/treasurer, a divisional councilor, and two new at-large executive committee members. According to the bylaws, the nominating committee shall nominate at least two candidates for the ballot for each office. We are inviting your suggestions for candidates, which should be emailed to the DMP past chair, John Mitchell, ( by September 15, 2016. Read more »

DMP Focus Topics for the APS March Meeting 2017

With this issue of the Newsletter, the Division of Materials Physics announces the program of DMP focus topics for the 2017 APS March Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 13 - March 17, 2017). A focus topic generally consists of a series of sessions, each of which is typically seeded with one invited talk, the remainder of the session being composed of contributed presentations. Read more »

List of DMP-Sponsored or Co-Sponsored Focus Topics and Sorting Categories for the APS March Meeting 2017.