Dr. Aihua Xie Elected Division Vice-Chair of APS

Dr. Aihua Xie has recently been elected as Vice Chair of the Division of Biological Physics of American Physical Society. In the next two years, she will lead the APS division of Biological Physics as Chair-elect in 2010 and Chair in 2011.

The American Physical Society has a membership of over 47,000 worldwide. The Division of Biological Physics was founded in 1973. Biological physics is a rapidly growing field that investigates a wide range of topics concerning life phenomena. Physicists develop and apply cutting-edge technologies, physics-inspired models and theories to explore, examine, and elucidate complex biological systems.

Dr. Xie is a Fellow of American Physical Society. She was Chair of the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (2005), a member of the Selection Committee for the APS Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics (2005-2008) and the APS Maria Goeppert Mayer Award Selection Committee (2005-2007), and the co-PI of an NSF grant to APS that supported a series of six APS workshops on Professional skill developments for women physicists (2005-2007). Currently, she serves on the APS Nominating Committee (2008-2010), and is Chair of the Fellowship Committee of the ASP Division of Biological Physics.

Thu, 9 Jul 2009