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Professor Receives Fellowship

Jackie Johnson, professor at The University of Tennessee Space Institute, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in recognition of her personal contribution to the advancement of physics as a discipline and a profession, as well as for work in characterization of amorphous materials and developing an x-ray image plate for mammography.

“It is a great honor to be elected a Fellow of such a prestigious society and recognized for something I very much enjoy,” Johnson said on receiving the news of her selection as a fellow.

Johnson received her PhD in physics from the University of Liverpool in the UK in 1985. From 1995 to 2007, she worked at Argonne National Laboratory as a scientist where she studied the structure of glasses and other amorphous materials.

During November of 2007, Johnson joined UTSI as an Associate Professor. As a member of the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department, she works on glass ceramics for image plates, solar up-converters and diamond-like carbon coatings for biomedical applications.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is a leading scientific society promoting physics and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all. The IOP works to advance physics research, application and education, and engages with policy makers and the public to develop awareness and understanding of physics.

Fellowship in the Institute of Physics is awarded through the recommendation of colleagues and other fellows, to those who have made an important contribution to physics, the profession of physicist, or as a physicist in their chosen career.