Careers & Advancement

2009 MRS Fellows

Material Research Society Foundation

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Paul Alivisatos
Paul Alivisatos
University of California, Berkeley, 
and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

"For contributions to the research on colloidal nanocrystal materials, contributions to the education of generations of scientists, and for leadership in nanoscience."

Kristi Anseth

Kristi Anseth
University of Colorado

"For exceptional contributions to the design of new biomaterials and scaffolds for tissue engineering."

Orlando Auciello
Orlando Auciello
Argonne National Laboratory 

"For seminal and pioneering research in diverse fields of materials science and technology such as surface-plasma interactions, ferroelectric and dielectric thin films, multifunctional ultrananocrystalline diamond thin films, and nano/bio-interfaces."

Flemming Besenbacher
Flemming Besenbacher
University of Aarhus 

"For outstanding achievements in the understanding of atomic scale processes on solid surfaces, leading to fundamental understanding and breakthroughs within catalysis and other disciplines."

Lynn A. Boatner
Lynn A. Boatner
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

"For pioneering, sustained and innovative contributions to the fundamental understanding, processing and applications of single crystals, nanocomposites, rare-earth and actinide compounds, and scintillators."

Jeffrey Brinker
Jeffrey Brinker
University of New Mexico and 
Sandia National Laboratories 

"For pioneering contributions to sol-gel processing, discovery and development of evaporation-induced self-assembly of ordered porous and composite films and particles, and engagement of chemists in materials science."

C. Barry Carter
C. Barry Carter
University of Connecticut

"For contributions to our fundamental understanding of defects in metals, ceramic materials and semiconductors, primarily through transmission electron microscopy; and for being a vocal proponent of materials research for over 30 years."

Wonbong Choi
Wonbong Choi
Florida International University 

"For pioneering contributions to the development of nanotechnology and invention of the Carbon Nanotube Field Emission Display; and for dedicated research efforts for demonstration of nanodevices, including the vertical CNT Field Effect Transistor, CNT-based nonvolatile memory, and CNT single molecule DNA sensor."

Mildred Dresselhaus
Mildred Dresselhaus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"For outstanding research on the structure and properties of carbon fibers, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, bismuth nanotubes and low-dimensional thermoelectric materials; and for extensive and distinguished service in society and government positions."

James Harris
James Harris
Stanford University

"For seminal contributions to the growth, characterization, and application of compound semiconductors, including pioneering contributions to the development and application of molecular beam epitaxy for the growth of novel materials."

Robert Hull
Robert Hull
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

"For advances in fundamental understanding of semiconductor thin films and nanostructures, and for distinguished leadership in the materials community."

Alex King
Alex King
Ames Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

"For seminal contributions in the use of electron microscopy to elucidate properties of materials interfaces, for outstanding leadership in materials education and research, and for exemplary service to MRS."

Carl Koch
Carl Koch
North Carolina State University

"For pioneering contributions in nonequilibrium processing and properties of novel amorphous and nanostructured materials, and dedicated service to MRS and other materials societies."

Edward Kramer
Edward Kramer
University of California, Santa Barbara

"For outstanding contributions to the understanding of the interfacial and mechanical properties of polymers."

Max G. Lagally
Max G. Lagally
University of Wisconsin–Madison

"For pioneering studies of nanoscale structures, surfaces, and interfaces of electronic materials; and for indelible contributions to materials science, ranging from fundamental physics of materials to practical applications."

Robert Langer
Robert Langer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"For contributions to the areas of controlled release of bioactive molecules for drug delivery, and the use of polymeric materials for tissue engineering."

Heng-De Li
Heng-De Li
Tsinghua University

"For outstanding advocacy of interdisciplinary principles, with dedication to the advancement and organization of materials research and education, in China and internationally; and for distinguished research in nuclear materials, ion beam applications, and bio-inspired materials."

Tobin Marks
Tobin Marks
Northwestern University

"For elegantly demonstrating new scientific principles; broad, highly original research in areas from self-assembled opto-electronic materials to catalytic polymer synthesis, has permanently influenced contemporary materials science."

James Merz
James Merz
University of Notre Dame 

"For outstanding achievements in engineering electronic materials, particularly compound semiconductors, through doping, alloying, and nanostructuring; and for intellectual leadership in advancing materials research in the U.S. and internationally."

Meyya Meyyappan
Meyya Meyyappan
NASA Ames Research Center

"For notable contributions to development of materials applications, materials education, and leadership in nanotechnology."

Robert Nemanich
Robert Nemanich
Arizona State University

"For fundamental research into the structural, vibrational and electronic properties of disordered and nanocrystalline materials, polar semiconductor and insulator interfaces, and nanostructure dynamics; and for service to the materials community."

Donald Paul
Donald Paul
University of Texas at Austin

"For seminal contributions to research on polymer blends, membranes, and glassy polymers; and for leadership in the materials field."

Stephen Pearton
Stephen Pearton
University of Florida

"For the development of processing techniques for compound semiconductor electronic and photonic devices."

R. Ramesh
R. Ramesh
University of California, Berkeley

"For fundamental and applied contributions to the science and applications of complex functional oxides; and for untiring service to the broader materials community."

Caroline Ross
Caroline Ross
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"For contributions in templated self-assembly methods for the fabrication of nanostructures, and the magnetic properties of thin films and nanopatterned materials."

Timothy Sands
Timothy Sands
Purdue University

"For a succession of scientific achievements of critical impact in microelectronics and nanotechnology; for formal and informal leadership; and for service to the interdisciplinary scientific community."

Michael Shur
Michael Shur
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

"For pioneering contributions to the materials science of wide-bandgap semiconductors."

David Srolovitz
David Srolovitz
Yeshiva University

"For seminal and influential contributions to theory in materials science and engineering."

Samuel Stupp
Samuel Stupp
Northwestern University

"For internationally recognized leadership in supramolecular materials chemistry, in particular, the synthesis of novel functional molecular objects; and for pioneering contributions in the field of self-assembling bioactive and hybrid materials."

Kenneth Suslick
Kenneth Suslick
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"For pioneering studies of the chemical and physical effects of ultrasound, and especially the sonochemical synthesis of materials; and for creative applications of metalloporphyrins to materials chemistry."

Rudolf Tromp
Rudolf Tromp
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

"For ground-breaking advances in the fundamental understanding of the structure, properties, and dynamics of surfaces and interfaces, including the invention of surfactant-mediated molecular beam epitaxy."

Zhong Lin Wang
Zhong Lin Wang
Georgia Institute of Technology

"For pioneering work in the discovery, synthesis and understanding of oxide nanostructures, and establishment of nanogenerators and nanopiezotronics; and for seminal contributions encompassing the fieldsof electron microscopy, functional materials, and nanotechnology."

Younan Xia
Younan Xia
Washington University in St. Louis

"For seminal contributions to the mechanistic understanding and experimental control of nanomaterial synthesis; and for the development of elegant new techniques for generating and assembling nanostructures of great technical importance."