AVS Announces Its Major Award Winners of 2015

The AVS has selected its major award winners for 2015. The AVS established an annual awards program to encourage excellence in research and innovation in technical areas of interest to the AVS.

Article ID: 642476

Released: 3-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST

Source Newsroom: AVS: Science Array Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Newswise — New York, November 3, 2015 — The AVS has selected its major award winners for 2015. The AVS established an annual awards program to encourage excellence in research and innovation in technical areas of interest to the AVS. Listed below are the major award winners:

Medard W. Welch Award — Prof. Charles T. Campbell, University of Washington, “For seminal contributions to determining accurate adsorption energetics and for developing key concepts for the analysis of important catalytic reactions.” This award recognizes and encourages outstanding research in the fields of interest to AVS. The award consists of a cash award, a medal, a plaque, and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium.

John A. Thornton Memorial Award and Lecture — Dr. Alfred Grill, IBM T.J. WatsonResearch Center, “For seminal contributions to the invention, development and implementation of the PECVD low-k and ultralow-k dielectrics for ULSI interconnects, enabling continued wire scaling beyond the 90 nm node.” This award recognizes outstanding research or technological innovation in the areas of interest to AVS with emphasis on the fields of thin films, plasma processing, and related topics. The award is conferred biennially as a suitable candidate may be identified. The award consists of a cash award, a plaque, and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium.

Peter Mark Memorial Award — Dr. Petro Maksymovych, Oak Ridge National Lab, “For high level frontier chemical and physical contributions to nanoscience.” This award is presented to a young scientist or engineer (35 years of age or under) for outstanding theoretical or experimental work, at least some of which must have been published in an AVS journal. The award consists of a cash award, a plaque, and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium.

George T. Hanyo Award — Mr. Marc D. Landry, National Renewable Energy Lab, “Forcontinued, longstanding, and enthusiastic technical support of the research efforts at NREL by design, fabrication, installation and repair of vacuum-based growth, deposition, processing, and measurement tools primarily for photovoltaic R&D.” This award is presented to recognize outstanding performance in technical support of research or development in areas of interest to AVS. It recognizes valuable contributions made by persons outside normal professional circles. The award consists of a cash award and a plaque.

A complete list of the Fellows as well as the 2015 graduate student winners is attached. Nominations for the 2016 awards are currently being solicited. For more information, please contact Angela Klink, AVS, 212-248-0200, fax 212-248-0245, e-mail angela@avs.org.

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

2015 AVS Fellows

AVS Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions in areas of interest to AVS.

Alison Baski, Virginia Commonwealth University, “For contributions to the fundamental investigation of semiconductor surfaces using scanning probe techniques and for STEM leadership within the university, community and profession”

Charles R. “Chip” Eddy, Jr., US Naval Research Lab, “For exceptional contributions to electronic materials growth and processing, especially for III-V semiconductors, with particular attention to defect reduction/elimination enabling enhanced performance of advanced devices”

Lara J. Gamble, University of Washington, “For continued development of novel biomedical surface analysis tools and methodology for advancing our understanding of diagnostic devices and biological materials”

Reza Ghodssi, University of Maryland, “For outstanding leadership in microsystems technology achieved by combining knowledge of materials and processing, innovative device concepts, and diverse applications”

Aubrey T. Hanbicki, US Naval Research Lab, “For seminal work enabling robust spin injection from ferromagnetic metals into semiconductors and for sustained contributions to the field of semiconductor spintronics”

Jay Hendricks, NIST, “For exceptional contributions to vacuum science and for developing new and revolutionary vacuum standards and methods through promoting excellence in vacuum measurement as well as being a mentor to early career scientists and engineers”

Kerry W. Hipps, Washington State University, “For pioneering work in the application of electron tunneling to the understanding of physisorbed transition metal complexes, and for the extension of these studies to quantitative kinetic and thermodynamic measurements”

Sergei V. Kalinin, Oak Ridge National Lab, “For development of revolutionary scanning probe microscopy techniques and application to transformative scientific discoveries in physics, chemistry, and materials sciences”

Michael Stueber, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, “For significant contributions to the development and application of diamond-like carbon and carbon-based nanostructured coatings”

Amy V. Walker, University of Texas at Dallas, “For development of ionic liquid matrix-enhanced SIMS and numerous techniques for selective deposition on organic substrates”

AVS Graduate Student Awards

2015 Top-Level Student FinalistsThere are five (5) top-level named Graduate Student Awards and three (3) Graduate Research Awards, described below. The recipients of these awards are determined after a general competition with all the graduate research applicants and a presentation to the Awards Committee at the International Symposium.

Russell and Sigurd Varian AwardThe Russell and Sigurd Varian Award was established in 1982 to commemorate the pioneering work of Russell and Sigurd Varian. It is presented to recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. The award is supported by Agilent Technologies Vacuum Products Division. Itconsists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.- Andrada-Oana Mandru, Ohio University

Nellie Yeoh Whetten AwardThe Nellie Yeoh Whetten Award was established in 1989, in the spirit of Nellie Yeoh Whetten, to recognize and encourage excellence by women in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. A fund to support the award was established by Timothy J. Whetten, friends and family of Nellie Yeoh Whetten, andAVS. The award consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.- Leeya Engel, Tel Aviv University

Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman AwardThe Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award was established in 2002 to recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. It is funded by a bequest from Dorothy M. Hoffman, who was president of AVS in 1974 and held other positions of responsibility in the Society. The award consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the InternationalSymposium.- Jiayu Wan, University of Maryland, College Park

Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman ScholarshipsThe Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarships were established in 2002 to recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. They are funded by a bequest from Dorothy M. Hoffman. The scholarships consist of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.- Wei Bao, University of California,- Antonio R. Bighetti Mei, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2015 Graduate Research AwardsThe Graduate Research Awards were established in 1984 to recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. Each consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.- Elena Maria Echeverria Mora, University of Nebraska-Lincoln- Luan Nguyen, University of Kansas- Holly Walen, Iowa State University

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