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2018 AWARDEES

AVS Announces Its Major Award Winners of 2018
The AVS Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in a Ballroom within the Long Beach Convention Center to be followed immediately by an Awards Reception.

This year, AVS honors the following awardees:


MEDARD W. WELCH AWARD

Dr. David Castner, University of Washington, “For leading advances in rigorous and state-of-the-art surface analysis methods applied to organic and biological samples”

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

Prof. Michael Grunze, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany, “For taking surface science beyond small molecules at surfaces to complex liquid/surface interactions, including polymers, biointerphases, and biomedical applications, through development of novel experimental approaches, theoretical simulations, and inventions”

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

Prof. Peter Bruggeman, University of Minnesota,
“For studies that have provided fundamental insights into nonequilibrium atmospheric-pressure discharges and the underlying mechanisms enabling biomedical applications”
 
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. 

2018 AVS FELLOWS

AVS Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions in areas of interest to AVS.
  • Heather Canavan, University of New Mexico
  • Donna Chen, University of South Carolina
  • Jeffrey W. Elam, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Daniel Gall, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Grzegorz (Greg) Greczynski, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Subhadra Gupta, University of Alabama
  • Jeffrey Hopwood, Tufts University
  • Robert J. Madix, Harvard University
  • Paul Mayrhofer, Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien), Austria
  • Leonidas E. Ocola, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Philip Rack, University of Tennessee
  • François Reniers, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • E. Charles Sykes, Tufts University

2018 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:

  • William DeBenedetti, Cornell University
  • Ryan Hackler, Northwestern University
  • Angela Hanna, Colorado State University
  • Zahra Hooshmand, University of Central Florida
  • Ann Lii-Rosales, Iowa State University
  • Monu Mishra, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory
  • Phuong Anh Nguyen, University of New Mexico
  • Jiancheng Yang, University of Florida

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.
 

2017 Awards Program