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Physics professor receives Jewell Award
[06.09.2014]

A College of Arts and Sciences professor from the Department of Physics was awarded the Barbara P. and Emery H. Jewell Award for Physics Faculty Excellence at University of South Florida.

George Nolas, Ph.D. has been awarded the Jewell Award for his exemplary contributions in research and teaching to the physics department at USF. The Jewell Award Committee, with faculty and student representation, selected Nolas for his research and teaching, “particularly noting his work in thermoelectrics and clathrates, and for his guidance and mentoring of students at all levels in the classroom as well as in the laboratory.”

Nolas’ research interests include materials physics, such as new materials synthesis and characterization, nano-scale properties of material and energy technologies. His research also focuses on slow temperature electrical and thermal transport and structure-property relationships.

Nolas is a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and a fellow of American Physical Society. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Nolas currently teaches undergraduate and graduate research courses at USF.

“It is a high honor to receive the first Barbara P. and Emery H. Jewell Award for Physics Faculty Excellence,” Nolas said.

The Barbara P. and Emery H. Jewell Award for Physics Faculty Excellence at USF was endowed by USF alumnus Roy Jewell in honor of his parents. The award provides annual recognition to a physics faculty member who has proved to be truly outstanding in the areas of research and teaching with a summer fellowship award.

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