CALS faculty member elected fellow of American Physical Society

Mingming Wu, associate professor of biological and environmental engineering, has been elected a fellow by the American Physical Society (APS).

The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise – including outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education.

Wu was elected for her research into the biophysical and biochemical drivers that guide bacterial and animal cell migration, and the creation of single-cell analysis tools. Her lab develops microscale and nanoscale technologies for solving contemporary biological, medical and environmental problems.


APS fellowship is usually granted to no more than one-half of 1 percent of all APS members in a given year. There were 248 members elected APS fellows this year, and 102 Cornell professors have been elected since the fellowship was established in 1921.

Rachel Bean, associate professor of astronomy and director of graduate studies, and Csaba Csáki, professor of physics, were also elected fellows.

This story originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.