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Mark Stiles Elected Vice-Chair of the American Physical Society Magnetism Group

May 25, 2011

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Contact: Jabez McClelland
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Mark Stiles, a NIST Fellow in the CNST Electron Physics Group, has been elected Vice-Chair of the American Physical Society (APS) Topical Group on Magnetism and its Applications (GMAG).  As Vice-Chair, he will head the GMAG Fellowship Nomination Committee.  Next year, he will become Chair Elect and, as Program Chair, will coordinate the GMAG program at the APS March Meeting.  Finally, in 2013, he will rise to become Chair of the 800 member strong group.  Stiles, who is a Fellow of the APS, previously served as a Member-at-Large of the GMAG Executive Committee, and has also served the APS on the Executive Committee of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics and as a Divisional Associate Editor at Physical Review Letters.  At NIST, he leads multiple projects focused on the development of ab initio theoretical methods for understanding measurements and predicting the properties of magnetic nanostructures