Paranthaman elected fellow of American Physical Society
Parans Paranthaman, leader of the Materials Chemisty Group at ORNL, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Fellows of the APS are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise in outstanding research, applications and leadership in or service to physics and physics education. Each year, less than one half of one percent of the Society’s membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of APS Fellow. Paranthaman is a Distinguished UT-Battelle Inventor, 2016 ORNL Inventor of the Year and a UT-ORNL joint faculty member with the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. He is a fellow of several professional societies, including the National Academy of Inventors, MRS and AAAS, and has 42 patents and more than 400 journal publications with a Google scholar h-index of 62 related to superconductivity, energy storage and solar cells.