Presented on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, by Chris Cappa (UEC Chair).
The David A. Shirley Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement at the ALS went to Wanli Yang, “For new concepts optimizing battery materials with the aid of soft x-ray microscopy.”
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.
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The Klaus Halbach Award for Innovative Instrumentation at the ALS was awarded to Hans Bechtel, Michael Martin, and Markus Raschke (not pictured), “For the development of Synchrotron Infrared Nano Spectroscopy (SINS).”
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.
Sponsored by VAT Valves.
The Tim Renner User Services Award for Outstanding Support to the ALS User Community was awarded to David Malone. “As the first person all 2400 ALS users contact for their beam time, he gives his best effort every day to make sure their experiments are run safely.”
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 Gregory Su (UC Santa Barbara) for his poster, “Phase Separated Polymer Blends for Organic Memory.” Second and third prizes went to Alison Altman (UC Berkeley) and Yunyun Chen (Texas A&M), respectively (not pictured).
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.
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