Prairie Chapter - Awards

Advancing the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Prairie Chapter Award Recipients    

Year    Location            Award Recipients
2018 Chicago, IL
  • No Outstanding Research Award Winner
  • David Flaherty (UIUC - Early Career Research Award)
2017 Milwaukee, WI
  • Manos Mavrikakis (U of Winsconsin - Outstanding Research Award)
  • Prashant Jain (UIUC - Early Career Research Award)
2016 IIT
  • Wilfred Tysoe (U of Winsconsin - Outstanding Research Award)
  • Steven Tait (Indiana University - Early Career Research Award)
2015 Notre Dame
  • Axel Hoffmann (ANL – Outstanding Research Award) 
  • Mary Kraft (UIUC - Early Career Research Award)
2014  Loyola
  • Joe Lyding (UIUC – Outstanding Research Award)
  • Jiaxing Huang (Northwestern University - Early Career Research Award)
2013 UIC No award recipients
 
2012 UIUC
  • Steven Sibener (University of Chicago – Outstanding Research Award)
  • No Early Career Research Award Winner
2011 Northwestern
  • Mark Hersam (Northwestern University – Outstanding Research Award) 
  • No Early Career Research Award Winner
     

Prairie Chapter Student Poster Winners 

Year           
2018 Brittney Gorman Tim Grabnic Tobias Morris
2017 Duygu Gerceker Angela Silski Darren Veit
2016 Ross Edel Fatemeh Ostadhossein Chris Williams
2015 Xueqiang Zhang Brandon Hirsch Rachel Farber
2014 Jonathan Raybin Martin McBriarty and Yuan Ren  
2013 Zack Hund Zhu Liang Jorge Rossero and Yuan Ren
2012 Yi Chen Hefei Hu Zhu Liang
2011 L. Gaby Avila-Brout Jaemyung Kim Justice Alaboson
2010
       No award recipients
2009
       No award recipients
2008 Aashani Tille Karatue David Corustock Paul Desario
2007
       No award recipients
2006 Abhichek Agraval Christina Freyman Benjamin Ohio
2005 Michael Arnald and Natalia Yufa Allen Hall Yu Yang and Srenivar Jayaraman
2004 G.J.Xu Kenji Ohmori Chang-Soo Lee


Registration Waivers for Students to attend the AVS International Symposia

Purpose: To encourage and support graduate students to present their work at the annual AVS symposium.
 
Nature: The Prairie Chapter will pay the registration fee for a limited number of graduate students to present either a poster or oral presentation of their research at the AVS symposium.  The Chapter cannot cover travel or any other costs associated with the students’ attendance at the meeting
Eligibility: The graduate student and their advisor must be members of the Prairie Chapter and must have an abstract accepted for presentation at the meeting. Currently, postdoctoral associates and undergraduate students are not eligible.

Deadline: September 1st. However, as only a limited number of waivers will be available, and as they will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis, applicants are encouraged to apply soon after they receive notification that their abstract has been accepted.

Nominating procedure: To apply for a waiver the student should submit the following by September 1st to the Chapter Chair (Dan Killelea, dan_killelea@avs.org):
 
  • A copy of the accepted abstract indicating that the student is the presenting author.
  • A brief statement from the student’s research advisor (who must also be a member of the Chapter) stating that the student is actively working towards a graduate degree under the advisor’s direction. This can be either in the form of an email note or a signed letter on university letter head. 
  • A completed meeting registration form (PDF file). The payment information on the form should be left blank.
The applications will be evaluated by the review committee in the order received and awards made until the available funds are spent. The committee will verify the student’s and their advisor’s membership in the Prairie Chapter. Please note that these registration awards along with payment will be sent to the National AVS office on behalf of the students and that the Chapter cannot reimburse students for the cost of registration if they register and pay online on their own. It is anticipated that approximately ten waivers will be awarded per year
 

Prairie Chapter Award for Outstanding Research

Purpose: To encourage and reward outstanding research in materials, interfaces, or processing.

Nature: The award consists of $1,000, a certificate setting forth the reasons for the award, and an honorary lectureship at the annual Prairie Chapter meeting. Up to $500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award is presented will be reimbursed.

Eligibility: A nominee must have accomplished outstanding research of a theoretical or experimental nature in a field related to materials, interfaces, or processing. The nominee must have been a member of the AVS for a minimum of five continuous years at the time of nomination and must be a current member of the Prairie Chapter. Special consideration will be given to nominees who have demonstrated a commitment to the AVS through sustained service. Current members of the Prairie Chapter Executive Committee are not eligible.

Deadline: CLOSED (annual-review)

Support: The award is sponsored by the AVS Prairie Chapter.
 

Prairie Chapter Award for Early-Career Research

Purpose: To encourage and reward outstanding early-career researchers in materials, interfaces, or processing.
 
Nature: The award consists of $1,000, a certificate setting forth the reasons for the award, and an honorary lectureship at the annual Prairie Chapter meeting. Up to $500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award is presented will be reimbursed.
 
Eligibility:  A nominee must have accomplished outstanding research of a theoretical or experimental nature in a field related to materials, interfaces, or processing. The nominee must have less than 10 years (continuous or interrupted) post Ph.D. scientific service and be a current member of the AVS and the Prairie Chapter at the time of the fall symposium. Current members of the Prairie Chapter Executive Committee are not eligible.
 
Deadline: CLOSED (annual-review)
 
Support: The award is sponsored by the AVS Prairie Chapter.