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Awards and Honors

2016

James De Yoreo portrait

Jim De Yoreo Selected for MRS Lectureship

(September 2016)

Dr. Jim De Yoreo at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory received the 2016 David Turnbull Lectureship. Presented by the Materials Research Society, this honor recognizes how De Yoreo's work has shaped the world's understanding of crystallization science.



Kevin Rosso

Kevin Rosso Invited to Give Prestigious International Lecture

(April 2016)

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Rosso at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on being invited by the Mineralogical Society to be the 47th Hallimond Lecturer. The nominee, selected by the Council, is invited to speak at a prominent annual meeting supported by the Mineralogical Society. Rosso will deliver the lecture at the European Mineralogical Conference in Italy this September.



2015

Jim De Yoreo, Janet Jansson, Yong Wang

Three PNNL Staff Elected to Membership in State Academy

New members to be inducted into Washington State Academy of Sciences in September

(July 2015)

Jim De Yoreo, Janet Jansson and Yong Wang at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been selected to join the Washington State Academy of Sciences. These three scientists will join others being recognized for outstanding scientific achievement and leadership. As academy members, they will provide expert analysis to inform public policy-making, and work to increase the role and visibility of science in Washington state.



Ram Devanathan

Ram Devanathan Honored for Work in Ceramics and Materials Science

(June 2015)

A materials scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was elected to the rank of Fellow in the American Ceramic Society in 2015. Ram Devanathan is one of 15 society members selected for the honor this year. His selection brings the total of current PNNL staff members who are ACerS Fellows to seven.



Dr. Xiao-Ying Yu and SALVI

Team Wins Federal Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

(January 2015)

Research led by Dr. Xiao-Ying Yu, a scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and her team developed PNNL's System for Analysis at the Liquid Vacuum Interface, or SALVI, allowing—for the first time—imaging of liquid samples reacting in real-time and a realistic environment. They won a prestigious Excellence in Technology Transfer Award in 2015 from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC).



2014

Chris Mundy

Chris Mundy Named American Physical Society Fellow

(December 2014)

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Mundy at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on being named a Fellow of the American Physical Society, which was founded in 1899. Mundy received this honor for his "pioneering applications of Kohn-Sham density functional theory to further our understanding of complex processes that occur at the air-water interface."



James De Yoreo portrait

Jim De Yoreo Elected Materials Research Society Fellow

(March 2014)

Congratulations to Dr. Jim De Yoreo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, on being selected as a Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow for his pioneering research in the field of bio-inspired materials science and engineering along with his distinguished leadership and service to the materials community. A prestigious society, MRS has 16,000-plus members in more than 60 countries; the society's goal is to advance interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life.



2013

James De Yoreo

De Yoreo Receives Outstanding Materials Science Award

(June 2013)

Congratulations to Dr. James De Yoreo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, on earning the 2013 American Association for Crystal Growth Award for his foundational insights into the processes underlying biomineralization and biomolecular assembly.



Yong Wang

Yong Wang Elected Fellow in American Institute of Chemical Engineers

(May 2013)

Congratulations to Dr. Yong Wang on being chosen as an American Institute of Chemical Engineers Fellow. Wang is internationally known for his catalysis research, which has significantly improved energy efficiency in the chemical and fuels industries.  His work includes basic studies of structure-function relationships of metal catalysts, novel material development and reaction engineering to improve biomass and hydrocarbon conversion to fuels and chemicals.

He holds a joint appointment with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University. At PNNL, Wang is an Associate Director of PNNL's Institute for Integrated Catalysis. At WSU, he is a Voiland Distinguished Professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering.



Yong Wang

Yong Wang, Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow

(March 2013)

Congratulations to Dr. Yong Wang on becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He is internationally known for his catalysis and renewable energy research, which has improved energy efficiency in the chemical and fuels industries.  His work spans fundamental and applied research, including basic studies of structure-function relationships of metal catalysts, novel material development, and reaction engineering to improve biomass and hydrocarbon conversion to fuels and chemicals.

He holds a joint appointment with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University. At PNNL, Wang is an Associate Director of PNNL's Institute for Integrated Catalysis. At WSU, he is a Voiland Distinguished Professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering.



2012

Arslan

Ilke Arslan Shares Her Views on Electron Tomography in Nature Materials

(November 2012)

Dr. Ilke Arslan at Pacific Northwest National Lab and Dr. Eric Stach at Brookhaven National Lab had their state of electron tomography article published in Nature Materials. The article, "Electron tomography: Seeing atoms in three dimensions," was requested by the journal's editors and appeared online on October 23, 2012.



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