Award and Prize Winners
David Adler Lectureship Award
Karin Rabe, Rutgers University
Citation: For research, writings and presentations on the theory of structural phase transitions and for the application of first-principles electronic structure methods to the understanding of technologically important phenomena in ferroelectrics.
James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials:
Arthur F. Hebard, University of Florida
Jun Akimitsu, Aoyama-Gakuin University
Robert C. Haddon, University of California, Riverside
Citation: For the discovery of high temperature superconductivity in non-oxide systems.
Fellows nominated by DMP:
John Budai , Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal materials physics contributions to the structure and synthesis of quasicrystals, nanocrystals formed by ion-implantation, and epitaxial high-temperature superconductors using advanced synchrotron x-ray techniques.
Martin Greven, Stanford University
Citation: For establishing a stellar record in growth and perfection of high quality crystals of oxide superconductors, which have permitted both his inelastic neutron and X-ray scattering experiments, and a host of other experiments (STM, ARPES, and optical measurements) by his collaborators which led to a number of important advances in the field.
Yves Idzerda, Montana State University
Citation: For his outstanding contributions to the development and application of soft x-ray spectroscopies to the study of magnetic systems.
Jisoon Ihm, Seoul National University
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to the theory of solids, surfaces and nanostructures, especially his development of the momentum-space formalism for total energy of solids.
Howard Katz, John Hopkins University
Citation: For introducing designed organic materials as active platforms in electronic and optical devices including transistors and electro-optic modulators, innovations in synthesis and device design, and serving the physical science community through society leadership, editorship, and government outreach.
Jennifer Lewis, University of Illinois
Citation: For seminal contributions to the fields of colloidal science and directed assembly of materials.
Rodolfo Miranda, Universidad Autónoma Madrid
Citation: For his contributions to surface and thin film magnetism, including new methods of epitaxial growth using surfactants or controlling the morphology at the atomic scale, the identification and characterization of model systems for magnetism in low dimensions, and the observation of magic heights in metallic islands.
Peter Searson, John Hopkins University
Citation: For advances in the fundamental physics associated with growth at the solid/liquid interface and pioneering work in multifunctional metallic nanowires.
Chih-Kang Shih, University of Texas
Citation: For his original and innovative contributions to the understanding of growth and properties of quantum nanostructures, in particular his pioneering contributions to quantum growth of metal thin films and optical coherence in semiconductor quantum dots.
Nicola Spaldin, University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For her development and implementation of new computational and theoretical tools for computing the properties of complex solids and their application to the rational design and understanding of new multifunctional materials, and for her profound and diverse contributions to Physics education.
Stephen Streiffer, Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For experimental studies of ferroelectric thin film physics, that have established the relationships between epitaxial strain, ferroelectric phase transition behavior and domain structure, and size effects, and for advancing the fundamental understanding of complex oxide thin film microstructure.
Dimitri Vvedensky, Imperial College, London
Citation: For original, sustained, and diverse theoretical contributions toward understanding the morphological evolution of epitaxial thin films.
Xiaoxing Xi, Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For his extensive and seminal contributions to the science and applications of thin film materials including high temperature superconductors, ferroelectrics, and magnesium diboride.