Dallas Trinkle has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. This is the NSF’s most prestigious award for young faculty who have shown exceptional promise in teaching and research.
The organizers of the 2008 International Hydrogen Conference presented Carl Altstetter with a certificate of achievement for advances made in the field of hydrogen effects on materials.
Duane Johnson is among the nine researchers from Illinois that have been awarded fellowships with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). The funding will be used for his project "GridChem Electronic-Structure Information Workflow and Database."
Ken Schweizer is the 2008 recipient of the Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent faculty award from the College of Engineering.<br>
Gerard Wong will be named a recipient of one of the 2008 XEROX awards for faculty research.<br>
JJ Cheng has been awarded an NSF CAREER award.
Jennifer Lewis has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. The citation reads, "For seminal contributions to the fields of colloidal science and directed assembly of materials."
Abhishek Agrawal won a graduate research award from AVS for "Super-Saturation Etching on Si(100)-(2x1) via Cl Insertion: A New Reaction Pathway."
Martin Bettge won the Best Poster Award of the Vacuum Technology Division for collaborative work of FS-MRL and ANL.
Jacob Palmer won the Best Student Paper Award of the Nanometer-scale Science and Technology Division of the AVS for "Interactions of Nanoparticles with a Dewetting Solid Film."
Allen Hall won Second Place in The Art-Zone competition.
Marvin Wayman, professor emeritus, passed away on July 29. Prof. Wayman joined the University of Illinois in 1957 and retired in 1995. His research in the field of martensitic transformations led to over 400 papers, more than 100 of which deal with shape memory materials. Memorials may be made to the University of Illinois Department of Materials Science and Engineering for a scholarship in his name.