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Applied Surface Science


ASSD is offering student awards and students who would like to compete for the awards need to submit an abstract for a poster or talk to one of the ASSD or ASSD co-sponsored sessions. Presentation during an AVS Symposium session is required for eligibility. Three finalists will be selected by the ASSD Student Award Committee. The three award finalists will present a “capsule” (3-slide, 5-minute) presentation to the judges during the Tuesday night ASSD Business Meeting. First, second, and third place prizes will be given with cash awards totaling up to $1,500. The winner will be selected based upon presentation skills, scientific merit and originality of their work. The student that wins the best presentation award will additionally be reimbursed for meeting registration at the student rate for the following year's AVS meeting and ASSD will ask the award winner to submit an abstract to an ASSD or ASSD co-sponsored session. Students wishing to participate in the competition should complete the application on the awards submission site and submit an abstract by May 1, 2020.

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Past Winners (1st Place):

1987   Leticia Quinones 1988   Gregory Stauf 1989   Mathew G. Blain
1990   Jerry L. Hunter, Jr 1991   Mary Elizabeth Napier 1992   Gerald Magera
1993   Lee Rumaner 1994   Peiter Gunter 1995   Camille Kassis
1996   Sudipta Seal 1997   Jim Zhao 1998   Mark D. Mowery
1999   Chris Moffitt 2000   Berndt Gotsmann 2001   Saravanapriyan Sriraman
2002   Yuki Yoshida 2003   Mingyao Zhu 2004   Xin Zhao
2005   Chi-Ying Lee 2006   Hiral Ajmera 2007   Sirnegeda Techane
2008   Joseph Baio 2009   Michelle Sestak 2010   Daniel Schmidt
2011   Stefan Schöche 2012   William Roach 2013   Tevis Jacobs
2014   Eng Wen Ong 2015   Alex Pearse 2016   Gopalakrishnan Ramalingam
2017   Jin Li 2018   Maiglid Moreno