Coventry University researcher recognised as Outstanding Referee by APS Physics

Friday 19 March 2021

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Dr Nikolaos Fytas, Assistant Professor in the Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems (FCS), has received a prestigious award for his contribution to upholding academic standards within the international physics community.

The American Physical Society (APS)’s Outstanding Referee Programme is highly selective, with only 151 out of the roughly 71,000 referees receiving recognition this year. Dr Fytas is one of only 15 from the UK and the first academic from Coventry University to receive this honour.

Dr Fytas has been actively refereeing submissions to the APS journals for the past ten years, volunteering his time to ensure that the high standards of the Society’s journals are maintained. Crucially, this contribution also helps other academics improve the quality and readability of their articles, a service that assists the global physics community.

Outstanding Referees are selected by APS editors on the basis of quality, frequency and timeliness of their reports. These reports must demonstrate that the referee has an understanding of whether claims made by article writers are valid, while providing constructive feedback to the authors.

I am delighted to be honoured as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society. This recognition will help raise the profile of research at Coventry University, and particularly the Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems, within the physics community. I look forward to continuing my work in upholding academic rigour within the APS journals.

Dr Nikolaos Fytas

About FCS: the Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems (FCS) delivers real-world solutions to complex fundamental and applied challenges. The Centre benefits from an impressive, ever-growing network of commercial, academic and government partnerships here in the UK, throughout Europe and across the globe. FCS encourages its researchers to access and engage with these networks to enhance and promote their research to the widest possible audience.

About Dr Nikolaos Fytas: Dr Fytas is a core member of FCS, with research interests relevant to Statistical Physics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science.