Dr. Trinanjan Datta, one of our Physics faculty members, was awarded the 2011 Louis
K. Bell Research Award at the ASU Employee Recognition Ceremony on April 28. Dr. Datta's
research is in the area of theoretical and computational condensed matter physics.
Specifically, he focuses on frustrated magnets, multiferroic materials, and non-equilibrium
statistical models. In the past two years, Dr. Datta has received a Major Research
Instrumentation grant from the NSF, has been named a 2010-2012 Kavli Scholar for research
in theoretical physics, and has had multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals.
He has also been heavily involved in the mentoring of undergraduate research students.
This summer he will be conducting research at Sun Yat-sen University in China as a
visiting scholar. Congratulations to Dr. Datta on this well deserved award!