Michelson Postdoctoral Prize winner to be on campus for four lectures this week

Kin Fai Mak of Cornell University, winner of the Michelson Postdoctoral Prize, will be on campus this week to give lectures open to the entire campus community.

The Michelson Postdoctoral Prize is awarded annually by the physics department at Case Western Reserve University to an outstanding junior scholar active in any field of physics. The prize, established in 1997, has become one of the premier awards for young PhDs in physics in the country.

Mak obtained his doctoral degree at Columbia University in 2010 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Kavli Institute for Nanoscale Physics at Cornell University. He is an experimental condensed matter physicist who has made key advances in the spectroscopy of graphene and other two dimensional crystals.

During his week in residence, Mak will give four lectures of interest to those in physics, engineering, energy-related studies and more.

For more information and a schedule of lectures, visit www.phys.cwru.edu/events/mppl.php.