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2016 AWARDEES

AVS Announces Its Major Award Winners of 2016
The AVS Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in a Ballroom within the Music City Center to be followed immediately by an Awards Reception.

This year, AVS honors the following awardees:


MEDARD W. WELCH AWARD

Prof. Maki Kawai, Institute for Molecular Science and University of Tokyo, “For elucidation of the role of vibrational dynamics in single-molecule reactions at surfaces”

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.


GAEDE-LANGMUIR AWARD

Dr. Paul S. Bagus, University of North Texas, "For seminal contributions to understanding Photoelectron Spectra of Solid Surfaces and Molecules adsorbed thereupon”

This award recognizes and encourages outstanding discoveries and inventions in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS.
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

Stanley B. Christman, Hickory Hill Designs, “For outstanding technical support on a variety of projects at Bell Labs”

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.


2016 AVS FELLOWS

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

  • Susan Burkett, The University of Alabama
  • Charles T. Campbell, University of Washington
  • Matthew J. Goeckner, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Alberto Herrera-Gomez, CINVESTAV-Unidad QuerĂ©taro
  • Gregory Kimmel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Yue Kuo, Texas A&M University
  • Rosa A. Lukaszew, The College of William and Mary
  • Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sally McArthur, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Anders Mikkelsen, Lund University, Sweden
  • Talat Rahman, University of Central Florida
  • Steven J. Sibener, The University of Chicago
  • Arthur Utz, Tufts University
  • Peter L.G. Ventzek, Tokyo Electron America Inc.
  • Jason F. Weaver, University of Florida

2016 NATIONAL STUDENT AWARD FINALISTS

There 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.
The finalists are:

  • Swetha Barkam, University of Central Florida
  • Grant Langlois, University of Chicago
  • Hyosun Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • Andrew Mannix, Northwestern University
  • Takat Rawal, University of Central Florida
  • Kasra Sardashti, University of California, San Diego
  • Debalaya Sarker, Indian Institue of Technology Delhi, India
  • Thomas Winkler, University of Maryland, College Park

RUSSELL AND SIGURD VARIAN AWARD

The 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. It consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.


NELLIE YEOH WHETTEN AWARD

The 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, and AVS. The award consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.


DOROTHY M. AND EARL S. HOFFMAN AWARD

The 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 International Symposium.


DOROTHY M. AND EARL S. HOFFMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

The 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.


GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS

The 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.



Nominations for the 2017 awards are currently being solicited. For more information, please contact Angela Klink, AVS, 212-248-0200 Ext. 221, fax: 212-248-0245, angela@avs.org.
 

2016 Awards Program