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MRS awards student and early-career materials researchers

During the MRS Awards and Recognition Program on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6:15 pm, the Society will honor the special achievements of student and early-career materials researchers.

Aaswath P. Raman of the University of California, Los Angeles will receive the inaugural MRS Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy in recognition for his development of novel sustainable solutions for the realization of renewable sources of energy. MRS acknowledges the generosity of Sophie Robinson for endowing this award in memory of her father, Nelson “Buck” Robinson.

This year’s postdoctoral awards go to Minah Lee of Stanford University and James Bullock of the University of California, Berkeley. Lee is recognized “for the development of sustainable organic materials to achieve high-performance energy storage devices and understanding their redox mechanisms,” and Bullock received the award “for the development of dopant-free, selective contacts for high-efficiency Si photovoltaics.” MRS acknowledges the Jiang Family Foundation and MTI Corporation for their generous contribution to support this award.

The MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize goes to Hortense Le Ferrand of Nanyang Technological University “for her excellent academic credentials, high-quality scientific publications, science writing and science communications efforts, and potential for future scientific leadership in the materials field.” MRS Bulletin acknowledges the Jiang Family Foundation and MTI Corporation for their generous contribution to support this award.

The awards ceremony will also announce the Gold and Silver Graduate Student Awards. Prior to the ceremony, graduate student award finalists will present their work in special talk sessions on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 12-3:15 pm; all are welcome to attend the talks. In addition, the Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Award, which honors the late Dr. Arthur Nowick and his lifelong commitment to teaching and mentoring students in materials science, will be presented to a finalist who shows particular promise as a future teacher and mentor.


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