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Wayne State physics professor honored by American Physical Society

March 23, 2009

Sergei Voloshin, professor of physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society. The society's fellowship program recognizes members who have helped advance the field of physics through original research and publication or through innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology.

Voloshin, a Farmington Hills resident, was recognized for his "numerous seminal contributions to the methods and interpretation of collective flow in relativistic nuclear collisions." No more than half of one percent of the society's members are recognized by their peers through election to the status of "fellow."

Prior to joining the Wayne State physics faculty 10 years ago, Voloshin was associate professor and associate dean of the faculty of experimental and theoretical physics at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. In 1998-99, he was a special scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.

In addition to his research at Wayne State, Voloshin teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in physics.
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