Dr. Yves Idzerda has been named dean of the Montana State University College of Letters and Science. Dr. Idzerda currently serves as head of the Department of Physics and professor of physics at MSU. He joined MSU as associate professor of physics in 2000. From 2004 to 2009 he served as associate director of the MSU Center for BioInspired Nanomaterials. He was named head of the physics department in 2013. Dr. Idzerda has received numerous awards, including the Charles and Nora L. Wiley Award for Meritorious Research in 2003, the Deans’ Award for Meritorious Research in the College of Letters and Science in 2004 and the Cox Family Fund for Excellence Award in 2007. He was named a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2008. Dr. Idzerda also worked as a staff scientist and as head of the artificially structured materials non-linear physics section at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in physics from the University of Washington, and bachelor’s degrees in physics and electrical engineering, both from Washington University. Read more here.