APS Rising Stars

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The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD. Drawing its name from an Observer editorial series that featured exemplars of the exciting work being done by the field’s newest researchers, this designation recognizes researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

Individuals being considered for Rising Star designation are evaluated for their promise of excellence in research based on the following criteria:

  • significant publications
  • significant recognitions
  • significant discoveries, methodological innovations, or theoretical or empirical contributions
  • work with potentially broad impact
  • commitment to diversity in science
  • demonstrated independence from mentors

Eligibility: The 2023 nomination period is open to anyone who received a doctoral degree between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2022. Visit the APS Rising Stars Nomination Information for details and to submit nominations.

APS Rising Stars Committee

Elizabeth Kensinger, Chair
Boston College
Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Member
University of California, Davis
Lila Davachi, Member
Columbia University
Katherine Ehrlich, Member
University of Georgia
Gianluca Esposito, Member
Nanyang Technological University – Singapore
Roger Giner-Sorolla, Member
University of Kent
Wai Kai Hou, Member
Matt Howard, Member
University of South Alabama
John Jost, Member
New York University
Seth Pollak, Member
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Lisa Starr, Member
University of Rochester
Xiao Yang, Member
Old Dominion University