Computational scientist Tatyana Sizyuk of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory was elected as a 2022 fellow in the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). Fellows are recognized for their “significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics and imaging,” according to SPIE. Sizyuk was honored for her research achievements in nanolithography, a technique used to create structures at the nanometer scale, and plasma material interactions in fusion reactors over the past 15 years. Only 57 new fellows from 16 different countries were elected this year, which is less than 0.5% of SPIE’s total membership.
“This honor was completely unexpected. It’s a very prestigious award, and I’m really happy that I received it,” Sizyuk said.
Sizyuk is currently the principal investigator of a project that aims to simulate and analyze experiments using the DIII-D machine, which is the largest fusion device in the U.S. This work contributes to the development of innovative techniques to enable nuclear power reactors as a future energy source. Her research also focuses on how to optimize multiphysics software packages to simulate plasma physics devices for high performance computing. She was associate director of the Center for Materials Under Extreme Environments and an assistant professor at Purdue University before joining Argonne in 2021.
“It’s a very prestigious award, and I’m really happy that I received it.” — Tatyana Sizyuk
SPIE will honor Sizyuk at its annual conference on advanced nanolithography in February 2022. She has published more than 60 journal publications in highly ranked journals and is a member of several other professional societies, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, The Optica and the American Physical Society.
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