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AVS Announces Its Major Award Winners of 2013
Date:11/5/2013

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AVS has selected its major award winners for 2013. The AVS established an annual awards program to encourage excellence in research and innovation in technical areas of interest to the AVS. Listed below are the major award winners:

Medard W. Welch Award— Dr. Chris G. Van de Walle, University of California, Santa Barbara, "For seminal contributions to the theory of heterojunctions and its application to semiconductor technology, and for elucidating the role of hydrogen in electronic materials."

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— Dr. Ivan Petrov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "For seminal contributions in determining the role of low-energy ion/surface interactions for controlling microstructure evolution during low-temperature growth of transition-metal nitride layers." 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 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.

Albert Nerken Award— Dr. Howard A. Padmore, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, "For sustained contributions to the design, development and application of novel synchrotron x-ray instrumentation used to study a range of scientific problems from biology to materials and solid state science." This award recognizes outsta
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