Stony Brook University Professor Anatoly Frenkel, from the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).
He received this prestigious recognition for his outstanding physics research, specifically for seminal contributions to in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy, transformative development of structural characterization methods for nanoparticles, and their pioneering applications to a broad range of functional nanomaterials in materials physics and catalysis science.
Professor Frenkel joined the Stony Brook faculty in 2016 after working at Yeshiva University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle; earned his PhD in Physics at Tel Aviv University, Israel; and his M.Sc. at St. Petersburg University, Russia.
He leads the Structure and Dynamics of Applied Nanomaterials research group at Brookhaven National Lab, where he holds a joint appointment as senior chemist.