February 19, 2017
The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Nadya Mason
Dr. Nadya Mason was once world class gymnast, as a member of the U.S. National Gymnastics Team; Today she is a world class physicist as a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Professor Mason earned her BS degree in physics from Harvard University in 1995 and received her doctorate in physics in 2001 from Stanford University. Her thesis research was on phase transitions in two-dimensional superconductors.
Professor Mason's current research focuses on the electronic behavior of materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, topological insulators, nanostructured superconductors, and other novel 1D or 2D systems. Typical measurements are of electronic transport at low temperatures. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications.
Professor Mason is very active in the physics community. She recently served as chair of the Committee on Minorities (COM) for the American Physical Society (APS). Her many honors include the APS Maria Goeppert Mayer Award (2012), and the Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award (2009).