Hans Hilgenkamp: Fellow of the American Physical Society

| Michaela Nesvarova

Hans Hilgenkamp, Professor of Physics at the UT, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Less than half a percent of the Society’s members are elected for this fellowship every year. ‘It feels prestigious. It is a recognition not only for me, but also for all the people I’ve worked with.’

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The American Physical Society (APS) is the world's second largest organization of physicists. Each year, a handful of its members are carefully selected as APS Fellows based on their significant contribution to physics. Hans Hilgenkamp was chosen ‘for pioneering work on combining superconducting materials and nanotechnology'.

‘It is very nice to become a Fellow,’ says Professor Hilgenkamp. ‘It is a recognition for your scientific work given by – what I feel is - a very important organization. It is a recognition not only for me, but also for all the people I’ve worked with. My work in the field of nanotechnology is specifically mentioned as the reason for the fellowship. That means that the work in nanotechnology at the University of Twente is internationally recognized.’

Hans Hilgenkamp is not the only UT researcher who has been recognized by the American Physical Society. Professors Detlef Lohse, Willem Vos and Rector Thomas Palstra are all on the list of APS Fellows. Hilgenkamp will officially receive the fellowship during a ceremony held at the APS March Meeting in Denver next year.