Stavroula Foteinopoulou recognized as Outstanding APS Referee

January 20, 2017 - CHTM

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Congratulations to Stavroula Foteinopoulou for being honored by the American Physical Society (APS) in their "Outstanding APS Referee" program, which recognizes scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS Physical Review journals. The APS journals are a collection of 12 leading peer-reviewed scientific research journals regarding physics.

The highly selective Outstanding APS Referee program annually recognizes about 150 of the roughly 60,000 currently active referees. The honorees come from over 50 different countries. Foteinopoulou was recognized in 2016 for this lifetime award. Congratulations are extended as well to UNM Physics & Astronomy associate professor Rouzbeh Allahverdi, who was recognized for 2017.

Stavroula Foteinopoulou

Stavroula Foteinopoulou

Foteinopoulou is a research professor with the Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM) at the University of New Mexico (UNM). After receiving her B.S. from the University of Patras, Greece, and her M.S. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Foteinopoulou received her Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from Iowa State University in 2003. After postdoctoral positions at the University of Namur in Belgium and the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of FORTH in Greece, she joined the University of Exeter in the UK as a lecturer.

Foteinopoulou's research focuses on extraordinary light control with complex photonic media, and encompasses a broad range of topics in photonic crystals, advanced photonics materials, metamaterials, and plasmonics. She also serves as a section editor for the Journal of the European Optical Society (JEOS-RP) and as the co-organizer of the SPIE Active Photonic Materials conference.

Outstanding APS Referee Program

Honorees are selected based on the quality, number, and timeliness of their reports, without regard for membership in the APS, country of origin, or field of research. This is a lifetime award that thanks honorees for their outstanding service to the physics community. APS expresses its appreciation to all referees, whose efforts in peer review not only keep the standards of the journals at a high level, but in many cases also help authors to improve the quality and readability of their articles – even those that are not published by APS.

American Physical Society and APS journals

The American Physical Society strives to be the leading voice for physics. It fosters collaboration with other national scientific societies for the advancement of science, and cooperates with international physics societies to promote physics and to support physicists worldwide.

There are 12 APS journals, which are leading peer-reviewed research journals that include Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physical Review, and Reviews of Modern Physics. For ongoing highlights from the journals, provides daily online-only news and commentary about a selection of papers from the APS journals, aimed at a general audience.