Albuquerque, N.M. Julia Phillips, director of Nuclear Weapons Science and Technology Programs at Sandia National Laboratories, and Sandia researcher Neville Moody have been named Fellows in the Materials Research Society (MRS).
The title of Fellow honors MRS members for their research accomplishments and contributions to materials research worldwide. The maximum number of new Fellow appointments each year is limited to 0.2 percent of the society's current membership. Twenty-nine Fellows were named this year.
Phillips was honored "in recognition of research accomplishments in thin-film heteroepitaxy, national/international leadership in materials science and contributions to help shape the MRS organization," in a paragraph released by the Society.
Moody was similarly mentioned "for outstanding research characterizing the deformation and fracture of materials, for service shaping the quality of professional society activities, and for mentoring generations of students, professors and researchers."
Phillips joined Sandia as a manager of a materials science organization in 1995. Between 2001 and early 2010 she served as director of Sandia's Physical, Chemical and Nano Sciences Center. The center, with an annual budget of nearly $50 million, performs fundamental research and technology development supporting the breadth of Sandia's national security mission in nanoscience and nanotechnology, compound semiconductors, radiation effects and remote sensing. Areas of particular emphasis that emerged during her tenure include the science and technology of solid-state lighting (including a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center focused on inorganic solid-state lighting), nanoscience (including the DOE Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies), and quantum computing. Her concurrent duties at Sandia included overall leadership of the Laboratory's Office of Science program (nearly $90 million in FY2009), service on the board of directors for th
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