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2017 AWARDEES

AVS Announces Its Major Award Winners of 2017
The AVS Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in a Ballroom within the Tampa Convention Center to be followed immediately by an Awards Reception.

This year, AVS honors the following awardees:


MEDARD W. WELCH AWARD

Prof. Hans-Peter Steinrück, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, “For his pioneering studies on the properties and reactivity of the surfaces of ionic liquids employing the methods of surface science

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

Prof. Steven George, University of Colorado, “For seminal contributions to understanding, development and applications of atomic layer deposition

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 commemorative plaque stating the nature of the award, and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium.


PETER MARK MEMORIAL AWARD

Prof. Markus Valtiner, Freiberg University for Mining and Technology, Germany,
For advancing understanding of physical and chemical mechanisms at molecular, nano- and microscales that impact adhesion and friction at electrified interfaces and for the development of novel stimuli-responsive materials
 
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. 

GEORGE T. HANYO AWARD

Dr. Mark C. Reuter, IBM T.J Watson Research Center, “For designing, building, continuously improving and training users on the unique instruments that underpin the ultra high vacuum electron microscopy program at IBM

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.


2017 AVS FELLOWS

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

  • Eric Altman, Yale University
  • Arthur P. Baddorf, Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Robert Bartynski, Rutgers University
  • Anna M. Belu, Medtronic
  • Chia-Seng Chang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Mariadriana Creatore, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Zdenek Dohnalek, Pacific Northwest National Lab.
  • James Fitz-Gerald, University of Virginia
  • Axel Hoffmann, Argonne National Lab
  • An-Ping Li, Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Kathryn G. Lloyd, DuPont Experimental Station
  • Lynnette Madsen, National Science Foundation
  • Yiping Zhao, University of Georgia
  • Stefan Zollner, New Mexico State University
  • Christian Zorman, Case Western Reserve University

2017 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:

  • David Bergsman, Stanford University
  • Oren Ben Dor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Rachael Farber, Loyola University Chicago
  • Yuanwen Jiang, University of Chicago
  • Xiaolong Liu, Northwestern University
  • Tania E. Sandoval, Stanford University
  • Michael G. Stanford, University of Tennessee
  • Mackenzie Williams, University of Delaware

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 2018 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.
 

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