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Jennifer A. Dionne and James M. Rondinelli Receive 2017 MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award

April 24, 2017
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Ryan Rebholz
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society

WARRENDALE, PA—The Materials Research Society’s (MRS) Outstanding Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in materials research by a young scientist or engineer who shows exceptional promise as a developing leader in the materials area. This year, MRS has named two award recipients—Jennifer A. Dionne, Stanford University, and James M. Rondinelli, Northwestern University. Dionne and Rondinelli were recognized at the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, where they received their Awards and presented their award talks—

Jennifer A. Dionne, Inside Out—Visualizing Chemical Transformations and Light-Matter Interactions with Nanometer-Scale Resolution

James M. Rondinelli, Discovering New Tricks in Older Complex Oxides

About Jennifer A. Dionne
Jennifer Dionne is an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University. Dionne received her PhD degree in applied physics at California Institute of Technology, advised by Harry Atwater, and BS degrees in physics and systems & electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining Stanford, she served as a postdoctoral researcher in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, advised by Paul Alivisatos. Dionne’s research develops new nano and optical materials for applications ranging from high-efficiency energy conversion and storage to bioimaging and manipulation.

About James M. Rondinelli

James M. Rondinelli is the Morris E. Fine junior professor in materials and manufacturing at Northwestern University in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department, where he leads the Materials Theory and Design Group. Rondinelli has (co)-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and holds one patent. He received a BS degree in MSE from Northwestern University and a PhD degree in materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 2010 to 2011, he was the Joseph Katz Named Fellow in the X-Ray Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. Prior to joining Northwestern University, Rondinelli was an assistant professor at Drexel University.

Photo of Dionne and Rondinelli available upon request at macbeth@mrs.org.

About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an organization of over 12,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government worldwide, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are students and professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans 90 countries, with approximately 45 percent of members residing outside the United States.

MRS serves and engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation. The Society produces high-quality meetings and publications, assuring that members of all career stages can present and publish their most important and timely work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. MRS continues to expand its professional development portfolio, as well as promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce, with career services for researchers worldwide. The Society advocates for the importance of scientific research and innovation to policymakers and the community. And the MRS Awards program honors those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, as well as those whose work shows great promise for future leadership.

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