neutron scattering society of america

NSSA Fellows

The next deadline for nominations will be in November 27, 2017.
Nomination Process ยป

In the 2005 Neutron Scattering Society of America election, a proposal was approved to amend the NSSA Constitution to allow for a Fellows program. Through the NSSA Fellowship Program, the NSSA recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the neutron scattering community in North America in one or more of the following areas:

  • Advances in knowledge through original research and publication.
  • Innovative contributions in the application of neutron scattering.
  • Contributions to the promotion or development of neutron scattering.
  • Techniques service and participation in the activities of the NSSA or
    neutron community.


One nomination letter and up to two supporting letters for each candidate may be submitted by members of the NSSA to the NSSA Fellowship Committee, appointed annually by the NSSA Executive Committee. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society shall be recognized through election by the NSSA Fellowship Committee to the status of Fellow in the NSSA. In addition, all recipients of either the NSSA Shull or Sustained Research awards who are not already Fellows will be automatically named Fellows of the NSSA. A list of the newly elected Fellows of the NSSA shall be announced each December.

The 2018 NSSA Fellowship Committee:

Chair:
Robert Birgeneau (University of California, Berkeley)

Members:
Veerle Keppens (University of Tennessee)
Susan Krueger (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Rob Briber (University of Marlyand)
Dmitry Reznik (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Nomination Process

  • One nomination letter clearly outlining the case for nomination with citations
    to important publications/accomplishments to justify the nomination.
  • The nomination letter should include a proposed citation wording.
  • A CV for the nominee should be included.
  • Up to two additional letters of support for the nomination may be included.
  • The complete packet in PDF format should be e-mailed to prizes@neutronscattering.org.

Current NSSA Fellows:

2016

 

 

 

Dr. John R.D. Copley – NIST Center for Neutron Research

For outstanding research on the physics of liquids and fullerenes and major contributions to neutron instrument development and scattering data analysis.

Dr. Michael K. Crawford – DuPont Central Research and Development (retired)

For outstanding neutron research related to industrial products and processes and extensive service to the American neutron community.

Prof. Pengcheng Dai – Rice University

2016 Sustained Research Prize For foundational contributions to the study of magnetic properties of iron and copper based superconductors and other correlated electron materials.

Dr. Jaime A. Fernandez-Baca – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For important contributions to the study of spin dynamics in magnetic systems notably including amorphous magnets and CMR materials, for outstanding service to the neutron scattering community in the United States, and for leadership in promoting and supporting excellence in neutron scattering research.

Prof. Brent Fultz – California Institute of Technology

For outstanding record of leadership and service to the neutron scattering community, and important discoveries in the field of vibrational entropy and alloy thermodynamics.

Prof. Aaron D. Krawitz – University of Missouri

For seminal contributions to the application of neutron diffraction in materials science and engineering.

Prof. Ramanan Krishnamoorti – University of Houston

For pioneering neutron scattering studies on soft materials and nanocomposites, and for sustained service to the neutron scattering community.

Prof. Timothy P. Lodge – University of Minnesota

For the creative use of SANS to achieve groundbreaking insights into the structure and dynamics of a wide range of complex polymer systems, in particular, multiblock copolymers in the bulk and in selective solvents.

Dr. Jaroslaw P. Majewski – Los Alamos National Laboratory

For contributions to our understanding of weakly organized two-dimensional systems, including surfactant molecules found in biological systems.

Dr. John H. Root – National Research Council, Canada

For considerable leadership in the Canadian neutron scattering community.

Prof. Stephen H. White – University of California at Irvine

For the development of instrumentation and data analysis techniques for membrane structure determination by neutron scattering, and their creative application to elucidation of the structure and function of biological membranes.

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

Prof. Nitash Balsara – UC Berkeley and LBNL

For sustained, high impact, neutron scattering research on a broad range of polymeric materials, and for organizational, mentoring and leadership activities in promoting the use of neutron scattering in polymer research.

Prof. Simon Billinge – Columbia University and BNL

For seminal contributions to the field of local structure and nanostructure studies using atomic pair distribution function methods and impact on the field of neutron diffraction.

Prof. Robert Briber – University of Maryland

For elucidating the structure and dynamics of polymeric and biopolymeric materials and dedicated service to the neutron scattering community.

Dr. William Buyers – Canadian Neutron Beam Centre

For seminal and sustained contributions to neutron scattering studies of magnetic and superconducting materials, and leadership in the Canadian neutron science community.

Dr. Michael Fitzsimmons – Los Alamos National Laboratory

For many important contributions to the study of interfacial and thin-film magnetism using polarized neutron reflectometry.

Prof. Bruce Gaulin – McMaster University

For definitive contributions to the study of novel magnetic phases of matter using neutron spectroscopy, and for exceptional mentorship of next-generation neutron scatterers.

Prof. Henry Glyde – University of Delaware

For seminal contributions to our understanding of liquid and solid helium using neutron scattering and for chairing the committee that founded NSSA and subsequent service.

Prof. Lee Magid – University of Tennessee

For outstanding leadership in cold neutron research on complex fluids and critical service to the neutron field.

Prof. David Moncton – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For seminal studies of charge density waves and of the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity and for outstanding leadership of the Spallation Neutron Source.

Dr. Raymond Osborn – Argonne National Laboratory

For outstanding application of neutron scattering techniques to the understanding of strongly correlated materials, the development of novel techniques and capabilities, and the advocacy of neutron scattering worldwide.

Dr. Sushil Satija – NIST Center for Neutron Research

For significant contributions to the advancement of the understanding of the physics of polymers at surfaces and interfaces through the development and innovative application of neutron reflectometry.

Prof. Norman Wagner – University of Delaware

For the development of novel SANS sample environments for rheological and electric field-driven studies, outstanding scholarship in neutron scattering methods applied to soft matter science, education of the next generation of neutron scattering scientists and engineers, and for service to the NSSA and scientific and academic leadership in the neutron scattering community.

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

Dr. Julie Borchers – NIST Center for Neutron Research

For insightful neutron investigations of magnetic materials, particularly interlayer exchange interactions phenomena in magnetic thin films and superlattices.

Prof. Robert Cava – Princeton University

For outstanding applications of neutron diffraction to the understanding of complex materials, and advocacy for the field particularly among young scientists.

Dr. Charles Glinka – University of Delaware and NIST

For development and operation of world-class capabilities for small angle neutron scattering in America.

Prof. Eric Kaler – University of Minnesota

For enormous contributions to the science of soft matter and mentoring of young scientists in scattering science.

Dr. Roger Pynn – University of Indiana

For outstanding contributions to neutron scattering instrumentation and research, and for service to the U.S. neutron community.

Dr. Steven Shapiro – Brookhaven National Laboratory

For influential studies of phonons and phase transitions, as well as for contributions to the neutron scattering community.

Dr. Gregory Smith – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For pioneering neutron scattering investigations of soft-condensed matter systems.

Prof. Haskell Taub – University of Missouri

For sustained studies of the structure, phase transitions, and dynamics of adsorbed films using neutron scattering techniques and for training of a future generation of neutron scattering scientists and engineers.

Prof. Samuel Werner – NIST and University of Missouri

For elegant neutron experiments contributing to the understanding of quantum physics and for his sustained efforts to promote neutron science.

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

Dr. John D. Axe – Brookhaven National Laboratory

For his seminal scientific studies of incommensurate and commensurate structural phase transitions, as well as his service to the US and international neutron community.

Prof. Collin Broholm – Johns Hopkins University

2010 Sustained Research Prize For outstanding neutron scattering studies of correlated electron physics in magnets, metals and superconductors, and for science-driven development of neutron scattering
techniques.

Prof. Robert Golub – North Carolina State University

For pioneering research in studies of the neutron electric dipole moment, for development of the super thermal technique for production of ultra cold neutrons, and for development of new methods in neutron spin echo research.

Prof. Charles Han – Chinese Academy of Sciences

For his sustained record of accomplishment in developing and applying neutron scattering methods to elucidate the interactions that govern the structure and phase behavior of polymer blends and solutions.

Dr. Thomas M. Holden – Northern Stress Technologies, Canada

For his pioneering studies in the field of engineering diffraction and development of methods that have greatly enhanced the industrial impact of neutron scattering.

Dr. Jeffrey W. Lynn – NIST Center for Neutron Research

2014 Sustained Research Prize For seminal studies of the colossal magneto resistance effect and his many contributions to our understanding of the interplay of magnetism and superconductivity.

Dr. Charles F. Majkrzak – NIST Center for Neutron Research

2016 Clifford G. Shull Prize recipient For fundamental contributions to the development of neutron reflectivity.

Dr. Thom E. Mason – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For scientific, technical, and administrative leadership that was essential to realize the Spallation Neutron Source.

Dr. Stephen E. Nagler – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For seminal contributions to research in quantum magnetism and correlated electron systems.

Dr. Dan A. Neumann – NIST Center for Neutron Research

For outstanding research using inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering on carboncontaining and other diverse materials and exceptional leadership in serving and expanding the American neutron community.

Dr. David L. Price – CNRS, Orleans, France

For his seminal contributions on the structure and dynamics of liquids and glasses and leadership role in the field of neutron scattering.

Dr. James J. Rhyne – Los Alamos National Laboratory

For extraordinary research on magnetic materials and thin films and outstanding leadership and support of major U.S. neutron facilities and research opportunities.

Prof. Jill Trewhella – University of Sydney, Australia

For her landmark experiments using small angle neutron scattering to study the structure of biological macromolecules in solution and service to the neutron scattering community.

Dr. Wen-li Wu – NIST Polymer Division

For important contributions to a broad range of problems in polymer science and in its industrial application using neutron scattering.

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

Prof. Robert J. Birgeneau – University of California at Berkeley

2012 Clifford G. Shull Prize recipient For his elegant and seminal studies of critical phenomena in low dimensional and disordered magnetic systems, pioneering studies of antiferromagnetic spin correlations in cuprate superconductors, and strong advocacy for the field of neutron scattering.

Dr. Larry Passell – Brookhaven National Laboratory

For his sustained and pioneering work in application of neutron scattering to studies of surfaces and crystal field excitations as well as his contributions to neutron instrumentation in the development of polarizing multilayers and novel methods of preparing monochromators.

Prof. Sunil Sinha – University of California at San Diego

2014 Clifford G. Shull Prize recipient For making seminal contributions in Neutron Scattering in many different fields including Magnetism, Superconductivity, Polymers, and Complex Fluids.

Prof. Julia R. Weertman – Northwestern University

For her long and dedicated service to the neutron community and her seminal contributions to materials science research with neutrons.

Prof. Sow-Hsin Chen – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008 Clifford G. Shull Prize recipient For his outstanding achievements in the study of the structural and dynamical properties of water and complex fluids by neutron scattering.

 

 

 

2007

 

 

 

Prof. Frank Bates – University of Minnesota

2008 Sustained Research Prize For pioneering contributions to Polymer Science through innovative use of Small Angle Scattering Methods.

Dr. Gian P. Felcher – Argonne National Laboratory

2012 Sustained Research Prize For pioneering the development of neutron reflectometry and demonstrating its application to magnetic and polymer film systems.

Dr. Herbert A. Mook, Jr. – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2010 Clifford G. Shull Prize recipient For pioneering experiments using neutron scattering on novel phenomena in condensed matter that has served as a test for theories that seek to provide an understanding of the underlying physics and to initiate new directions of research.

Dr. John J. Rush – NIST Center for Neutron Research

For a career of visionary scientific leadership in promoting the field of neutron science in the U.S.

Prof. Thomas P. Russell – University of Massachusetts

For seminal contributions to the understanding of the structures of thin polymeric films.

Dr. Constantine Stassis – Ames Laboratory

For theoretical and experimental contributions to neutron scattering and service to the national neutron scattering community.

Dr. J. Michael Rowe – NIST Center for Neutron Research

2004 Clifford G. Shull Prize recipient For his seminal vision, leadership, and contributions to the field of neutron scattering.

Dr. John. M. Carpenter – Argonne National Laboratory

2006 Clifford G. Shull Prize recipient For seminal contributions to the development of neutron sources and instrumentation that have had world-wide impact on neutron scattering across a broad range of scientific disciplines, culminating in the optimized design of the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge.

Dr. John Tranquada – Brookhaven National Laboratory

2006 Sustained Research Prize recipient For his outstanding neutron scattering studies of the charge and spin ordering in the high Tc cuprates and related materials.