Published: July 19, 2011

Portrait Ivan SmalyukhCongratulations to Physics Professor Ivan Smalyukh, who has been invited to attend the National Academy of Sciences' twenty-third annual Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium on November 17-19, 2011 in Irvine, CA.

Symposium attendees are selected by a committee of Academy members based on their recognized contributions to science. Recently, Smalyukh has garnered several awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award, and an NSF Career Award.

According to the NAS, "This symposium series is the Academy’s premiere activity for distinguished young scientists. Unlike meetings that focus on a narrow area of science, these meetings allow participants to explore innovative research ideas across a wide variety of fields and to develop new networks that will serve them as they progress in their careers."

Liquid Crystal from Smalyukh Group"This is a strong encouragement for me and my research group and will help us to purse ambitious research goals in the field of soft condensed matter physics," Smalyukh said. "I look forward to sharing our recent studies of molecular and colloidal self-assembly in liquid crystals with other Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium participants."

For more information on the symposium, please visit the NAS Web page.

For more information on Smalyukh’s research, please visit his research group Web site.