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2019 AWARDEES

AVS Announces Its Major Award Winners of 2019
The AVS Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in a Ballroom within the Greater Columbus Convention Center to be followed immediately by an Awards Reception.

This year, AVS honors the following awardees:


MEDARD W. WELCH AWARD

Scott A. Chambers, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, “For pioneering contributions to understanding the origin and influence of heterogeneities, defects, and disorder in complex oxide epitaxial films and heterostructures”

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

Gottlieb Oehrlein, University of Maryland, “For groundbreaking contributions to the fundamental understanding of plasma-surface interactions enabling micro- and nanofabrication, using plasma-assisted techniques, including plasma based atomic layer etching”

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

Stephanie Law, University of Delaware, “For the epitaxy of novel materials and heterostructures for optics in the far-infrared and terahertz spectral ranges”
 
This award recognizes outstanding theoretical or experimental work by a young scientist or engineer. The award consists of a cash award, a plaque, and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium. 

2019 AVS FELLOWS

AVS Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions in areas of interest to AVS.
  • John Conley, Oregon State University
  • Arutiun Ehiasarian, Sheffield-Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • James Fedchak, NIST
  • Armin Gölzhäuser, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
  • Erwin Kessels Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Ludvik Martinu, École Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
  • Anthony Muscat, University of Arizona
  • Ivan Oleynik, University of South Florida
  • Axel Rosenhahn, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • Darrell Schlom, Cornell University
  • Erik B. Svedberg, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Miguel Jose Yacaman, University of Texas at San Antonio

2019 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:

  • Michael Dzara, Colorado School of Mines
  • Ross Edel, University of Chicago
  • Thilini Ekanayaka, University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Yongtao Liu, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Jonathan Meyers, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Dipna Patel, Tufts University
  • Koichi Tanaka, UCLA
  • Rebecca Thompson, University of Chicago

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 2019 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.