Ertekin becomes associate editor of Journal of Applied Physics

5/10/2021

Julia Park

Elif ErtekinMechSE Associate Professor Elif Ertekin has been named an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Physics.

The journal is published by AIP Publishing, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

Ertekin is also an Andersen Faculty Scholar, and current director of the Mechanics Program in the MechSE. She also holds a joint appointment with MRL and NCSA. She received her PhD in materials science and engineering from UC Berkeley, and carried out postdoctoral work at the Berkeley Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Institute and the MIT before Illinois in 2011.

Her research interests are centered on the theory and modeling of materials using a variety of computational methods ranging from atomistic to continuum scales. She focuses on developing a microscopic understanding of atomic and electronic scale processes in materials, with applications areas in thermal transport, energy conversion, defect chemistry, mechanics, and disorder. Major awards she has received include the NSF CAREER Award, the TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award, the University of Illinois Rose Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2019 Emerging Leader Award from the Society of Women Engineers.