Rajeev Ahuja APS Fellow 2019


In September, 2019, Rajeev Ahuja, Professor at Materials Theory Division, Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) by the APS Council of Representatives at its September meeting upon the recommendation of the APS Division of Computational Physics (DCOMP).

Rajeev Ahuja. Photo: Camilla Thulin.

Ahuja was nominated for his “seminal contributions to the design and understanding of energy storage materials and computational studies of condensed matter under high pressure.”

The American Physical Society (APS) has elected the Society's 2019 Fellows. The APS Fellowship Program was created in 1921 to recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise in physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society. A fellowship election is a distinct honor because the evaluation process is done entirely by one's professional peers. 

Brief Biography
Ahuja has directed his research into many areas of computational material physics but perhaps with the main focus on the behavior of materials under very high pressures and temperatures, Energy storage, Hydrogen production etc.. He has supervised 30 PhD-students and more than 40 postdoctoral fellows. Ahuja has published ~850 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, of which over 90 are in high profile journals ( Nature, Science, PNAS, PRL, Nano-Letters, Nano Energy etc. ). His H-index is 80 and he is in total quoted over 28000 times. He has been awarded my awards in Sweden like Wallmark prize for 2011 from KVA(Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences), Stockholm, the Eder Lilly and Sven Thureus prize and the Benzelius prize from Royal Research Society in Uppsala.