This year, AVS honors the following awardees:
MEDARD W. WELCH AWARD
, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“In recognition of transformational contributions to atomic- and nanoscale control of matter and development of machine-learning driven automated microscopy”
This award recognizes and encourages outstanding accomplishments 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
, Linköping University, Sweden, “For outstanding research and technological innovation on gas- and metal-ion-assisted PVD for controlling ceramic coatings formation”
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 consists of a cash award, a plaque, and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium.
PETER MARK MEMORIAL AWARD
, University of Pennsylvania, “For pioneering contributions to the development and characterization of heterostructures for new low-power electronic and opto-electronic devices”
This award recognizes outstanding theoretical or experimental work by an early career scientist or engineer. The award consists of a cash award, a plaque, and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium.
2023 AVS FELLOWS
AVS Fellows are Platinum Members who have made sustained and outstanding technical contributions in areas of interest to AVS.
, Oregon State University
“For pioneering research contributions to understanding atomic-scale surface processes during materials degradation and catalysis, leadership in research collaborations, mentorship, educational excellence, and service to the community”
, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
“For contributions to biomolecule-surface interactions at scales ranging from single molecule to organism level”
Michael J. Gordon
, University of California, Santa Barbara
“For advances in synthesis, characterization, engineering, and simulation of nanostructured materials for applications in optoelectronics, energy, chemical conversion, and biology”
, University of Illinois Chicago
“For significant advances in sub-nanometer spatially resolved Raman spectroscopy of adsorbed molecules and low-dimensional materials”
, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
“For outstanding contributions to the synthesis and characterization of epitaxial oxide thin-films leading to enhanced understanding of structure-property relationships, and significant STEM educational outreach”
Daniel R. Killelea
, Loyola University Chicago
“For contributions to the fundamental understanding of metal oxide surface chemistry, surface science and catalysis, outstanding service to AVS and exceptional mentorship to junior scientists”
, Colorado School of Mines
“For outstanding contributions to surface and interface analysis of energy materials and impactful commitment to education and outreach”
, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)
“For pioneering works on the surface science of energy materials and development of next-generation solar cell technologies”
, University of Twente, The Netherlands
“For outstanding contributions in the fields of semiconductor manufacturing and thin film processing, and for enduring service to AVS and to the scientific community”
“For outstanding contributions to vacuum science and metrology as a scientific manager, leader, and researcher”
, Retired, Sandia National Labs
“For pioneering research in plasma etching of wide-bandgap semiconductors for power-device applications and dedicated service as an AVS short-course instructor and local chapter leader”
, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
“For inventions and significant contributions to advancing in situ and operando chemical imaging of condensed-phase surfaces and interfaces using vacuum-based instruments”
2023 AVS NATIONAL STUDENT AWARD FINALISTS
There are five (5) top-level named Graduate Student Awards and three (3) Graduate Research Awards, listed 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.
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.
Asir Intisar Khan
, Stanford University
“Novel materials for low-power memory and energy-efficient nanoelectronics”
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.
, University of Georgia
“Rapid and quantitative detection of respiratory viruses using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and deep learning algorithms”
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.
Ranjitha K. Hariharalakshmanan
, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
“Sustainable synthesis of metal oxide nanostructures for photocatalytic applications”
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.
, Northwestern University
“Scalable manufacturing of 2D materials for high performance printed optoelectronics and sustainable 2D composites”
, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
“Growth of III-nitride heterointerface and nanostructures for optoelectronic, photonic, and renewable energy generation devices”
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.
, University of Illinois Chicago
“Scanning tunneling microscopy and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy studies of the surface properties of noble metal supported thin-film materials”
, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“The role of oxygen defects in temperature dependent electronic and magnetic properties of nickel cobaltite thin film surfaces”
, Ohio University
“Study of growth, surface and electrical properties of Mn3Sn using molecular beam epitaxy”
AVS FORTY YEAR CLUB
The Forty-Year Club consists of current AVS Platinum members who have been active in the Society for 40 years or more.
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For more information on any of the awards or recognition mention above, please contact Angela Klink, AVS, email@example.com.