Three Penn Engineers Recognized as APS Fellows

John Crocker, Chinedum Osuji and Shu Yang

The American Physical Society annually recognizes a small percentage of its membership as APS Fellows for excelling in their specialties. This year’s Fellows from Penn include three Engineering professors: John Crocker, Chinedum Osuji and Shu Yang.

John Crocker
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Citation: For contributions to the microrheology of soft matter and cells, and to DNA-directed colloidal self-assembly.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter


Chinedum Osuji
Eduardo D. Glandt Presidential Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Citation: For insightful determination of the structure and functional properties of soft materials and especially the self-assembly and processing of polymers by the novel application of external fields such as chemical surface forces, magnetic fields and periodic pressure gradients.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics


Shu Yang
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
Citation: For contributions to the geometric design and controlled assembly of soft matter.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Soft Matter


Three professors from the Department of Chemistry in the School of Arts & Sciences also received APS awards.