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Pantelides is 2012 Materials Research Society Fellow

Vanderbilt professor Sokrates T. Pantelides has been selected as a 2012 Materials Research Society Fellow. The MRS Fellows will be recognized at the MRS spring meeting in San Francisco in April.


Pantelides is a University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering, the William A. and Nancy F. McMinn Professor of Physics and a professor of electrical engineering.

Pantelides earned his Ph.D.  in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1973. After two years at Stanford University, he spent 20 years at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York.

He carried out theoretical research on semiconductors with emphases on defects and defect dynamics; he also managed experimental research in materials and device physics and technology modeling.

In the last 15 years, his research has spanned semiconductor physics, reliability and radiation effects in microelectronics, quantum transport in molecules and nanostructures, nanocatalysis, transition-metal oxides, nanomagnetism, and statistical mechanics.

He has published 400 articles with more than 11,000 citations and edited nine technical books. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is also Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The MRS Fellow honors those MRS members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, world-wide. The maximum number of new Fellow appointments each year is limited to 0.2% of the current MRS membership.