Satoru Emori, associate professor of physics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has received the Luther and Alice Hamlett Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Luther and Alice Hamlett Junior Faculty Fellowships were established in the College of Science through a bequest from the estate of the late Luther J. and Alice Hamlett. Luther Hamlett earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Tech in 1945. Based on Hamlett's dedication to faculty research and collaboration, the fellowships provide support for outstanding faculty members who hold the rank of assistant or associate professors and whose efforts support the missions of the college’s Academy of Integrated Science.

Recipients hold the title of Luther and Alice Hamlett Junior Faculty Fellow for a period of three years.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2017, Emori’s research is in the area of experimental condensed matter physics with a focus on magnetic materials, and his work has been recognized with funding from a variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. 

Emori has published 48 papers in leading research journals and has received more than 4,800 citations. He has given more than 30 invited presentations at professional conferences, workshops, and universities.

In 2022, he was the recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award. In the university, he has been the recipient of an Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science Junior Faculty Award and a College of Science Dean’s Discovery Award.

A faculty member of the Academy of Integrated Science’s nanoscience division, Emori has taught and developed curriculum for both introductory and advanced courses in this division. He has revamped the Introduction to Nanoscience course with hands-on and group activities, which are intended to help students build skills and confidence in problem-solving. He is strongly committed to mentoring, having supervised 13 undergraduate students, six graduate students, and two postdoctoral fellows at Virginia Tech. 

Emori received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine; a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and conducted postdoctoral research at Northeastern University and Stanford University. 

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