Wayne B. Nottingham Prize

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The Wayne B. Nottingham Prize is awarded annually at the Physical Electronics Conference (PEC), a conference that focuses on new research results in the field of surface science and in the sub-fields of physics and chemistry of interfaces. The prestigious Nottingham Prize was established from contributions given in memory of Professor Wayne B. Nottingham of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by his many friends and associates. It was first given in March 1966 at MIT and in March thereafter until February,1974 when the PEC was held at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ.[1] This was to avoid overlap in time with the American Physical Society "March" meeting which in the 1970s was about 30 times larger than the PEC. Unfortunately the weather in February led to icy roads and delays in the scheduled events. In 1975 the PEC was moved to June where it still is today. The prize currently consists of a certificate and in 1974 was $200 but has increased recently to $1500, and is awarded to the best student paper presented at the conference. A student paper is defined as a paper based on a Ph.D. thesis whose date of submission to the faculty is no earlier than one year before the meeting at which the Prize is given.

Year Nottingham Prize Winner(s) Location Thesis Advisor(s)
1966 L.F. Cordes University of Minnesota W.T. Peria
1967 D. Steiner & J.V. Hollweg M.I.T & M.I.T E.P. Gyftopoulous
1968 E. Ward Plummer Cornell University T.N. Rhodin
1969 John C. Tracy Cornell University J.M. Blakely
1970 J.M. Baker Cornell University J.M. Blakely
1971 D.P. Smith Univ. of Minnesota W.T. Peria
1972 W. Henry Weinberg Univ. of California, Berkeley R. Merrill
1973 J.R. Bower Bartol Research Foundation J.M. Chen
1974 N.J. Dionne & Torgny Gustafsson Cornell University & Chalmers Univ. of Technology T.N. Rhodin & P.O. Nillson
1975 L.C. Isett Cornell University J.M. Blakely
1976 J.A. Knapp Montana State University G.A. Lapeyre
1977 S.-L. Weng Univ. of Pennsylvania E.W. Plummer
1978 Gwo-Ching Wang Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison M.G. Lagally
1979 Wilson Ho Univ. of Pennsylvania E.W. Plummer
1980 R. Difoggio & Harry J. Levinson Univ. of Chicago & Univ. of Pennsylvania R. Gomer & E.W. Plummer
1981 Ruud M. Tromp FOM Institut F.W. Saris
1982 P.O. Hahn Univ. of Hanover M. Henzler
1983 R. Raue Cologne and KFA Julich G. Guntherodt & M. Campagna
1984 M. Onellion Rice University G.K. Walters
1985 K. Gibson & J.W.M. Frenken Univ. of Chicago & FOM Institut S.J. Sibener & J.F. van der Veen
1986 S.M. Yalisove Univ. of Pennsylvania W.R. Graham
1987 John D. Beckerle M.I.T. S.T. Ceyer
1988 Lee J. Richter Cornell University W. Ho
1989 J.-K. Zuo R.P.I. G.-C. Wang
1990 Y.-W. Mo Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison M.G. Lagally
1991 Brian S. Swartzentruber Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison M.B. Webb
1992 Thomas Michely KFA, Julich G. Comsa
1993 Anna K. Swan Boston University M. El-Batanouny
1994 G. Rosenfeld KFA, Julich G. Comsa
1995 Marcus K. Weldon Harvard University C. Friend
1996 J. Carpinelli & B. Kohler Univ. of Tennessee & Fritz Haber Inst. E.W. Plummer & M. Scheffler
1997 D. Gragson Univ. of Oregon G. Richmond
1998 Barry C. Stipe & M.S. Hoogeman Cornell University & FOM Inst./Leiden Univ. W. Ho & J.W.M. Frenken
1999 Kalman Pelhos Rutgers University T.E. Madey
2000 Lincoln Lauhon Cornell University W. Ho
2001 Gayle Thayer Sandia Livermore & UC Davis R. Hwang & S. Chiang
2002 Denis Potapenko Rutgers University B.J. Hinch
2003 John P. Pierce Univ. of Tennessee & ORNL E.W. Plummer & Jian Shen
2004 Peter Wahl Max Planck Inst. for Solid State Physics Klaus Kern
2005 Nathan Guisinger Northwestern University Mark C. Hersam
2006 Mustafa Murat Özer & Paul C. Snijders University of Tennessee and Delft University of Technology J.R. Thompson and H.H. Weitering & H.H. Weitering
2007 Peter Maksymovych University of Pittsburgh J. T. Yates, Jr.
2008 Brett Goldsmith Univ. of California, Irvine P.G. Collins
2009 Alpha T. N'Diaye Univ. of Cologne T. Michely
2010 Heather L. Tierney Tufts University E. Charles H. Sykes
2011 Tanza Lewis Univ. of California, Irvine J. Hemminger & B. Winter
2012 Daniel Schwarz University of Twente B. Poelsema
2013 Benjamin A. Gray University of Arkansas J. Tchakhalian
2014 Donna A. Kunkel University of Nebraska - Lincoln A. Enders

References[edit]

  1. ^ Private communication from Torgny Gustafsson, 1974 co-winner.