Associate Research Professor Carolyn Kuranz has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) “…For spearheading academic use of the National Ignition Facility for seminal experiments in plasma laboratory astrophysics, specifically the effects of locally generated intense radiation on an interface and on astrophysically relevant interfacial instabilities.” Prof. Kuranz was nominated by the APS Division of Plasma Physics.
From the APS site:
“The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society.
“Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers. Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society’s membership (excluding student members) is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow of the American Physical Society.”
Associate Professor Kuranz also serves as Project Director for the Center for Laser Experimental Astrophysical Research (CLEAR), and has a joint appointment in the U-M Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) department.
Congratulations, Professor Kuranz!