The American Institute of Physics (AIP) seeks nominations for the $10,000 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics. The AIP Prize is awarded for successful applications of physics to proven, innovative technologies. The contribution may be a product, a process, or a tool enabling practical application. Actual benefit to the employer is a significant criterion.

The nomination deadline is April 1, 2011. Nominations should include:
     1. A cover letter providing a description of the work for which the nomination is being made, its commercial significance, and a draft citation.
     2. Nominee's curriculum vita listing relevant publications and patents.
     3. Letters of support (no more than four).
For the full details, please see this.

Candidates for the 29th AKPA President

Prof. Eun-Suk Seo

Associate Professor
University of Maryland

We, Korean physicists in America, have diverse passions and goals because we are so different. However, we also have more in common than we might think. We love physics. Most of us left our Korean homeland and chose to live in America because of our love for Physics. The Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA) is where we can find our identity.
AKPA is unique and privileged to serve both Korean and American communities. It is where two continents can connect. It is where generations can connect. There is nothing I want more than to connect us. I want to tie us to one another to take on serious issues and give us a sense of responsibility to people outside of our own communities. Let's move forward together as one to create new knowledge in physics and to inspire the next generation. We lead the world in many ways, but we need to become more aware of developments, problems, and opportunities for Physics around the world.
I have served as the general and treasury secretary, and as a member of the E-link & OYRA committees for AKPA. My past service for AKPA as well as my service as the President-elect will prepare me to serve as the AKPA President, if I am elected. I have experience in leadership positions that span a number of dimensions at national and international levels. I am honored for being nominated as candidate for the AKPA Presidency, and I would welcome the opportunity to help Physics face its many challenges and opportunities.
Cosmic Ray Physics
Profile


Dr. Taik Soo Hahm

Principal Research Physicist
Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory

It's my great honor to be nominated as a candidate for the AKPA President. After spending three decades in the United States as a physicist, I feel I should have made more effort in serving our Korean-American physicists community.
If I were selected to take this high responsibility, I'd try very hard to enhance the status and visibility of Korean-American physicists within American science community and in the joint events with physics community in Korea. In addition, I'll make an extra effort to help our younger generation in raising their interest in science careers.
I'm confident that many years' experience, in particular in promoting international research collaborations involving multi-institutions and in organizing major international conferences, will turn out to be very effective in this truly valuable pursuit.
Plasma Physics
Profile


Candidates for the Auditor

Dr. Pil-Neyo Seo

Research Associate
Duke University
Nuclear Physics
Profile

 

Following the Bylaws, the AKPA Election 2009 will elect the 29th president, whose term will start 2011, and the Auditor for the current (28th) staff. The president-elect will also join the current staff as the vice president as the Bylaw requires.

Ballots are out!!!

If you have not received an email with a ballet, please contact the Election Committee immediately!!!

Details on the election are described below. If there is any question/suggestions, please contact to the Election Committee (see below).

Schedule:

  • August 7: Due for the nomination from the Nomination Committee.
  • August 14: Due for the final list of candidates including from general members and announcement.
  • August 15 - 21: Official election/campaign period.
  • August 17 - 21: Vote (Ballots are out.)
  • August 24: Announce the next/vice president and auditor elected.

Committees for Election 09

  1. Nomination Committee:
    (NC Central), Chair, 919-530-6451
  2. Election Committee
    (NC State), Chair, 919-600-0916
    (LSU) 225-650-9186

Candidates

  • Nomination committee searches for candidates for both positions.
  • Any member (including general member) who is interested in either position or who likes to recommend someone(s) should contact to the Nomination (and/or Election) committee by August 10.
  • Candidates should be a regular member by paying the membership fee ($25 check to Dr. In-Saeng Suh) by August 14.
  • Official announcement of candidates will be made on August 14.

Voters

  • The qualified voters would be the members as defined by the bylaws.
  • To be a member for this election, the membership fee has to be paid by August 17. ($25 check to Dr. In-Saeng Suh)
  • Each qualified voter will be notified before the election by an Email.

Campaign

  • Official election period is August 15-21.
  • The Election Committee will make the information on each candidate available.
  • During this period, candidates can contact to qualified voters regarding to the election.
  • During this period, any voter asks question(s) related to this election to any/all candidate(s) by sending emails to the Election Committee. Election Committee will try to get responses from the candidate(s), which will be posted to all members and/or the questioner.

Election

  • Voting will be performed through Emails by the qualified members from August 17 to August 21.
  • Details on the vote procedure will be announced later. - Ballots are out!!! 
  • The official closing time would be August 21, Midnight PDT, but earlier votes are encouraged.
  • The result with the President-Elect and new Auditor will be announced on August 24.
  • Any complaints related to the campaign/election have to be reported to the Election Committee, who will try to resolve them.

Following the Bylaws, the AKPA Election 2011 will elect the 30th president, whose term will start 2013, and the Auditor for the next (29th) administration. The president-elect will also join the 29th AKPA administration (President: Prof. Eun-Suk Seo, U. Maryland) as the vice president as the Bylaw requires.

Details on the election are described and will be updated below. If there is any question/suggestions, please contact to the Election Committee (see below).

Schedule:

  • December 29, 2010: Due for the nomination from the Nomination Committee.
  • January 3, 2011: Due for the final list of candidates including from general members and announcement.
  • January 3-9, 2011: Official election/campaign period.
  • January 10-20, 2011: Voting
  • January 24, 2011: Announcing the next/vice president and auditor elected.

Committees for Election 2011

Nomination Committee:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (NC Central), Chair, 919-530-6451

Election Committee:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (U. Maryland), Chair, 301-405-4855

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (LSU) 225-650-9186

 

Candidates

  • Nomination committee searches for candidates for both positions.
  • Any member (including general member) who is interested in either position or who likes to recommend someone(s) should contact to the Nomination (and/or Election) committee.
  • Candidates should be a regular member.
  • Official announcement of candidates will be made on January 24, 2011.

Voters

  • The qualified voters would be the members as defined by the bylaws.
  • Each qualified voter will be notified before the election by an e-mail.

Campaign

  • Official election period is January 3-9.
  • The Election Committee will make the information on each candidate available.
  • During this period, candidates can contact to qualified voters regarding to the election.
  • During this period, any voter asks question(s) related to this election to any/all candidate(s) by sending emails to the Election Committee. Election Committee will try to get responses from the candidate(s), which will be posted to all members and/or the questioner.

Election

  • Voting will be performed through Emails by the qualified members from January 10-20.
  • Details on the vote procedure will be announced later.
  • The official closing time would be January 20, Midnight PDT, but earlier voting is encouraged.
  • The result with the President-Elect and new Auditor will be announced on January 24.
  • Any complaints related to the campaign/election have to be reported to the Election Committee, who will try to resolve them.

Dear Fellow AKPA Members,

It is my honor and privilege to serve as the AKPA 28th President. I humbly accept many challenges ahead of us and attempt here to set my attitude for the success of this great organization.

The purpose of the AKPA is well documented in the Bylaws. I appreciate very much the consorted efforts of the leadership in the last 27 terms to shape the organization up until now. At the same time, I see that many challenges and tests are still ahead of us to improve the fulfillment of the AKPA objectives. As the organization is voluntary in many respects, the members have differences in thoughts, presentations and actions. I believe that we better embrace these differences and build up the teamwork to work together toward the common mission and vision. To succeed, we should maintain our integrity even in difficult times.

The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives will be the fuel that allows us to attain extraordinary results. My experience from chairing the US-Korea Conference (UKC2009) this summer gave me a great deal of confidence on the future of voluntary professional organizations. In particular, the Physics Session (New Frontiers in Basic and Applied Physics) was a good starting point for the 28th administration of AKPA. In this session, President Young Pak Lee of Korean Physical Society (KPS) and I had an agreement to restore the healthy link between the KPS and the AKPA. Following up on this agreement, we will exchange ideas and plans for the collaborative programs between KPS and AKPA.

We have also appointed the three officers of the 28th administration: Dr. Myungkee Sung (Louisiana State University) as General Secretary, Dr. In-Saeng Suh (University of Notre Dam) as Treasurer, Dr. Hye-Sung Lee (University of California, Riverside) as Publication and Web manager. I appreciate very much for their willingness to work for the 28th administration of the AKPA. Electing both Vice President (President-Elect) and Auditor in the near future, the 28th administration will be fully functional to carry out the tasks for the AKPA.

For the first year term of the 28th administration, we plan to publish electronically the three issues of the AKPA Newsletter and solicit the nomination of the Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA) as widely as possible. We will charge the Publicity and Editorial Committee and the Award Committee accordingly. We will also charge the E-link and Web Management Committee to harness stable and versatile hardware/software including user-friendly websites.

It is fortunate that we have a few allies that support our activities. Let alone the KPS in our homeland, Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO) and Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) entertain the proximity. To keep a sustainable relationship with other organizations and even strengthen it, we need to develop a healthy and useful organization that can contribute to the mainstream societies both in US and Korea. Fellow members, let’s work together to build such a great organization that we all can enjoy. Thanks!

Chueng-Ryong Ji

President of AKPA