Senior 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: