The American Physical Society (APS) elected Prof. Dave Blank as Fellow. Blank is Distinguished Professor emeritus of Inorganic Materials Science and former scientific director of UT’s MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology.
Prof. Blank is awarded the prestigious Fellowship because of his ‘pioneering experimental contributions to the science, synthesis, and technology of transition metal oxides, including devices based on these functional materials.’
He was nominated by the Forum on Applied Physics (FIAP). APS, amongst others, is publisher of the leading Physical Review series of journals and has about 54,000 members worldwide. In the 2021 round of Fellowships, 150 members are honoured.
Dave Blank (1953), who started his UT career as a lab technician, was appointed Professor of Inorganic Materials Science in 2002. In 2007, he became Scientific Director of UT’s MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology. In 2006 he co-founded the company Solmates (Solution in Materials Science). His contributions are undeniable for the success of the company, as he is among the greatest experts in the field of Pulsed Laser Deposition.
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