Presented on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, by Peter Nico (UEC Chair).
The David A. Shirley Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement at the ALS went to Chuck Fadley (UC Davis and Berkeley Lab), “For significant contributions to a better understanding of surfaces and interfaces through the development of novel x-ray photoemission spectroscopy techniques.”
David Shirley was a Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley and Director of LBNL from 1980 to 1989, and was instrumental in having the Advanced Light Source built. He is now retired from the lab.
Funded by Berkeley Lab.
The Klaus Halbach Award for Innovative Instrumentation at the ALS was awarded to Alastair MacDowell, James Nasiatka, Dula Parkinson, Abdel Haboub, Hrishikesh Bale, and Rob Ritchie (not pictured),”For the development of tomography of composite materials at ultra-high temperatures resulting in unique new capabilities in materials science.”
Klaus Halbach was a senior staff scientist at LBNL who pioneered the development of undulators using permanent magnets, and other innovations in accelerator physics. Even though he retired from LBNL in 1991, he remained active in lab projects and student training until his death in 2000.
Funded by VAT Valves.
The Tim Renner User Services Award was awarded to Tony Warwick, “For reforming, formalizing, streamlining, and documenting the Beamline Review Committee (BRC) over a ten-year chairmanship for the benefit of those that follow.”
Tim Renner was a beamline scientist at the ALS who died at an early age, and who during his career touched everyone that knew him with his caring attitude to others and his larger-than-life personality. This award recognizes the services of others across the ALS organization who, like Tim, have made outstanding contributions to the ALS User Community.
The Neville Smith Student Poster Award first prize went to Kamran Ghiassi (UC Davis) for his poster, “Progress in Fullerene X-Ray Crystallography,” and second prize went to Neil Johnson (Univ. of Saskatchewan) for his poster on “The Nature of Multilayer Silicene on Ag(111).”
Neville Smith was the Scientific Director for the ALS from 1994 until his death in 2006. He was known not only for his scientific expertise, particularly in photoemission spectroscopy, but also for his wicked wit. As a great supporter of young scientists, his contribution is acknowledged by the naming of the Student Poster Award in his honor, beginning in 2014.
Funded by Zeiss.