Two profs. elected physical society fellows
Vol. 17, No. 21Feb. 26, 1998

Two profs. elected physical society fellows

Two UD scientists-Jerold M. Schultz, C. Ernest Birchenall Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Todor Stefanov Stanev, Bartol Research Institute-have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society. This honor, accorded to no more than one half of 1 percent of the membership, is for "outstanding contributions to physics."

Schultz was cited "for contributions to scholarship and education in understanding processing-structure-property relationships in polymer systems, particularly in the area of crystallization and structure development."

With bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and a doctorate in metallurgical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, Schultz joined the UD faculty in 1964.

An Alexander von Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist awardee in 1977 and 1982, he received the Kliment Ohridski Medal from the People's Republic of Bulgaria in 1986.

His research is in the field of materials science, structure and properties of polymers and X-ray diffraction technology. The author or editor of five books, he has published more than 160 articles.

Stanev was cited "for outstanding contributions to understanding the origin of cosmic rays at ultra-high energies and for pioneering research in the field of neutrino astrophysics."

With a doctorate from the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy in Bulgaria, Stanev joined Bartol in 1981. His research has focused on studying cascades developed by interactions of high energy particles in different media. His work helped establish the background for neutrino astronomy.

Stanev has published more than 230 articles in scientifc journals, conference proceedings and books.

Recently, he has applied his knowledge of cascade processes to astrophysical objects and the interactions of cosmic rays on stars, including the Sun. He is a member of the South Pole Air Shower Experiment team that searches for ultra high gamma signals from astrophysical sources with an air shower array at the South Pole.