David Schuster ’01 is the recipient of the 2011 William L. McMillan award by the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois. David received his Sc.B in mathematics-physics from Brown in 2001, and earned his Ph.D. in physics from Yale in 2007. He is currently an assistant professor of physics at the University of Chicago. The McMillan award is presented annually to an outstanding young researcher in condensed matter physics, and consists of a monetary prize, a plaque, and an invitation to present the annual McMillan Award Lecture at the University of Illinois.