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Baylor, Lupini elected fellows of American Physical Society

Two scientists from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society, or APS.

APS is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its research journals, scientific meetings and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS members represent academia, national laboratories and industry throughout the world. The APS Fellowship Program recognizes members who have made advances in physics through original research and publication or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology.

The new fellows include ORNL scientists:

Larry Baylor, group leader for the Blanket and Fuel Cycle Group in the Fusion Energy Division, for “experimental investigations in the physics of fueling magnetic fusion plasmas with hydrogenic pellets and the development and demonstration of pellet injection for use in the mitigation of edge localized modes and disruptions in fusion plasmas.”

Baylor’s research focuses on the deposition of cryogenic pellet fuel in fusion plasmas utilizing the ORNL pellet injector on the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics in San Diego, California. Other current projects include the development of pellet fueling systems for ITER in France and the W7-X stellarator in Germany, as well as a pellet-based disruption mitigation system for ITER.

Andrew Lupini, a scientist in the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy Group in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, for “groundbreaking contributions to the fields of electron microscopy and aberration-correction in scanning transmission electron microscopy and for the development of new image and spectroscopy capabilities, higher-resolution, and better sensitivity to atomic-resolution imaging and spectroscopy.”

Lupini’s current research interests include various forms of atomic-resolution aberration-corrected electron microscopy, nanoscale monochromated electron spectroscopy and the application of these techniques to novel quantum materials. He has worked in several different areas with publications on imaging, analyzing and controlling single atoms.

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