Award and Prize Winners
James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials
Paul C. Canfield, Iowa State University
"For development and use of solution growth of single crystalline intermetallic materials to design, discover, and elucidate new heavy fermion, superconducting, magnetic, and quasicrystalline states."
David Adler Lectureship Award
Heike E. Riel, IBM Research – Zurich
"For seminal achievements in the science and technology of nanoscale electronics, particularly the exploration of novel materials such as semiconducting nanowires, molecules and organic materials for future nanoscale devices, and outstanding presentations and outreach for general audiences."
IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter (C10)
Dr. Cui-Zu Chang, Francis Bitter Magnet lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
"For the discovery of quantum anomalous Hall effect in magnetically doped 3D topological insulator films."
Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics
Deep Jariwala, Northwestern University
"For insightful work in the processing, properties and applications of heterostructure devices from low-dimensional materials."
Liang Wu, University of California, Berkeley
"For insightful experiments on the electrodynamic response of topological insulators and the discovery of the topological magneto-electric effect."
2016 APS Fellows nominated through DMP:
Yong P. Chen, Purdue University
Citation: For significant contributions to the material physics of chemical vapor deposition; and to the development of intrinsic 3-D topological insulators with transport dominated by Dirac surface states.
Kyeongjae Cho, University of Texas at Dallas
Citation: For seminal contributions to the development and application of first principles methods in the study of nanoscale materials, and the application of rational material design approaches to develop metal alloy and transition metal oxide catalysts for clean energy technology.
Hongyou Fan, Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of novel synthesis methods and self-assembly processes to fabricate nanostructured materials for nanoelectronic and nanophotonic applications.
Anderson Janotti, University of Delaware
Citation: For outstanding and original contributions to the fundamental understanding of defect physics and doping in wide-band-gap semiconductors through first-principles methods.
Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, The Ohio State University
Citation: For pioneering studies of the magnetic, spintronic, and electronic properties of organic and inorganic materials, including groundbreaking work with organic based ferromagnets.
Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern University
Citation: For the discovery of new materials with exceptional properties, and for developing pioneering materials physics concepts in the design of nanostructured thermoelectric materials that convert waste heat to electricity with breakthrough performance characteristics.
Ho Nyung Lee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions in achieving atomic-scale growth control in pulsed laser deposition, and for significant advances towards discovery of functional oxide materials by epitaxial design of thin films and heterostructures.
Jianwei "John" Miao, University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of diffractive imaging methods for characterizing a wide range of material systems and a general electron tomography method for three-dimensional imaging of crystal defects at atomic resolution.
Ganpati Ramanath, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Citation: For creative approaches to realize novel properties in bulk nanomaterials fabricated from nanocrystal building blocks and molecularly-tailored interfaces; and uncovering atomistic and electronic structure-level mechanisms of property enhancements.
Athena S. Sefat, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For major contributions in developing new and pure iron-based superconducting crystals, and advancing the understanding of structure-composition-property relations on multi-length scales in high temperature superconductors and antiferromagnets.
Jonathan E. Spanier, Drexel University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to advancing understanding of light-matter interactions, ferroelectric phase stability, and nanoscale phenomena in semiconductors, ferroelectrics and related oxides, interfaces and surfaces, including hot carrier behavior, Raman scattering, and photovoltaics.
Haiyan Wang, Purdue University
Citation: For innovations in nanostructured materials and their application in multifunctional ceramic composites and hybrid materials, high temperature superconductors, thin film solid oxide fuel cells, and in situ transmission electron microscopy; and for exceptional potential in inspired education and future leadership.
James A. Warren, National Institute of Standards and Technology – Gaithersburg
Citation: For seminal contributions to the modeling of microstructural development in a broad range of materials.
Qikun Xue, Tsinghua University
Citation: For transformational development of atomic-level controlled thin film growth, to elucidate fundamental new physics.
Judith C. Yang, University of Pittsburgh
Citation: For seminal contributions to in situ environmental transmission electron microscopy, the fundamental understanding of metal oxidation, and the application of nanomaterials and catalysis.