Senior physics major Philip Javernick Wins Award


Philip JavernickSenior physics major Philip Javernick has won an award for outstanding research presentation at the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting held in Boston, MA between February 27 - March 2, 2012. This national conference is held annually on research that focuses on the area of condensed matter physics (theoretical materials science). The APS March Meeting is the largest physics meeting in the world, highlighting physics research from industry, universities, and major labs across the world. The meeting also presents an opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their research findings. The conference awards are part of the annual Future of Physics Days events which are jointly sponsored by the American Physical Society and the Society for Physics Students. 

Philip presented his research on second harmonic generation in multiferroic materials. Through his work he was able to highlight the microscopic effects of light interaction with magnetoelectric matter from a unique perspective not shown before. There were four sessions with a total of 50 oral presentations with students presenting their research work from across the nation. Philip's presentation was judged to be outstanding within his session. His research advisor is Dr. Trinanjan Datta and his work is supported through the National Science Foundation Savannah Rivers Scholars program grant. Philip is also the recipient of the Department of Chemistry and Physics 2012 Best Physics Student award and 2012 Best Undergraduate Research in Physics award. 

Links to Philip’s abstract and to the APS March Meeting are below: 

Abstract link
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR12/Event/161390 

APS March Meeting link:
http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/index.cfm 

Congratulations to Philip on his good work!