The next deadline for nominations will be in November 2021.
Nomination Process »
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:
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.
Martin Greven (University of Minnesota)
Hazuki Furukawa (RIKEN)
Mike Rowe (National Institute of Standards and Technology / University of Maryland)
Stephan Rosenkranz (Argonne National Laboratory)
Marina Tsianou (Buffalo – State University of New York)
We strongly encourage nominations of candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those from non- majority races, religions, gender identifications, sexual orientations, ages, disability statuses, and other identifiers.
For insightful neutron scattering studies of gas adsorption in metal organic frameworks and other microporous materials.
For outstanding research on the chemistry and physics of complex fluids and biomembranes, and exceptional service to the neutron community, including major contributions to neutron scattering data acquisition and analysis.
For significant contributions to the advancement of physical, chemical, earth and materials sciences through the application of the neutron diffraction, and for distinguished contributions to the promotion of neutron scattering in the United States.
For a sustained record of neutron-based research elucidating the structure and dynamics of multi-component polymers, education of the next generation neutron scientists, and dedicated service to the neutron scattering community.
For developing modern data analysis and visualization tools for neutron single-crystal crystallography.
For his insightful application of neutron scattering to advance the understanding of magnetic materials, including magnetically inhomogeneous systems, complex oxides and alloys, and magnetic heterostructures.
For seminal contributions to the fields of diffuse scattering and neutron total scattering, including the dedicated and sustained mentoring of women within those disciplines.
For his leading role in upgrading the High Flux Isotope Reactor beam room thermal instruments and the design and construction of the cold instruments in the associated Guide Hall, efforts vital to the success of the HFIR user program.
For innovative neutron scattering studies at the interface between condensed matter physics and engineering materials science, and for the development of new neutron instrumentation to enable these seminal studies.
For seminal neutron investigations of the magnetic properties of highly correlated 4f and 5f electron materials.
For seminal contributions to the development of neutron scattering, theory, and simulation tools to understand the local atomic structure and dynamics of a wide range of strongly correlated classical and electronic many-body systems.
For studies of magnetic and quasicrystalline systems that exploit the complementarity of neutron and x-ray scattering techniques.
For seminal contributions to understanding structure-property relationships in transition metal oxides using neutron scattering techniques, especially as they relate to pyrochlore oxides and other frustrated magnets.
For world-class effort in the growth and neutron scattering study of bulk oxides, especially for his influential work on cuprate high-Tc superconductors.
For developing and applying neutron scattering techniques to studies of biomembranes, and for helping solve important problems related to the structure and dynamics of biological systems.
For creative application of neutron scattering to address a broad range of problems from shale gas recovery to diesel fuel additives, demonstrating the importance of neutron science to solving industrial challenges
For outstanding applications of neutron scattering to the study of iron-based superconductors and other problems at the forefront of condensed matter physics, and for important contributions to the advancement of inelastic neutron scattering in North America.
For contributions to the understanding of strongly correlated electron systems using neutron scattering, the development of novel neutron scattering instrumentation, and service to the neutron scattering community.
For insightful contributions to the understanding of interfacial and thin-film magnetism utilizing polarized neutron reflectometry, for outstanding service to the neutron scattering community, and for leadership in educating the next-generation of scattering scientists.
For original contributions to neutron scattering instrumentation and its use in condensed matter physics, materials science and chemistry.
For outstanding research on the physics of liquids and fullerenes and major contributions to neutron instrument development and scattering data analysis.
For outstanding neutron research related to industrial products and processes and extensive service to the American neutron community.
2016 Sustained Research Prize For foundational contributions to the study of magnetic properties of iron and copper based superconductors and other correlated electron materials.
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.
For outstanding record of leadership and service to the neutron scattering community, and important discoveries in the field of vibrational entropy and alloy thermodynamics.
For seminal contributions to the application of neutron diffraction in materials science and engineering.
For pioneering neutron scattering studies on soft materials and nanocomposites, and for sustained service to the neutron scattering community.
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.
For contributions to our understanding of weakly organized two-dimensional systems, including surfactant molecules found in biological systems.
For considerable leadership in the Canadian neutron scattering community.
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.
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.
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.
For elucidating the structure and dynamics of polymeric and biopolymeric materials and dedicated service to the neutron scattering community.
For seminal and sustained contributions to neutron scattering studies of magnetic and superconducting materials, and leadership in the Canadian neutron science community.
For many important contributions to the study of interfacial and thin-film magnetism using polarized neutron reflectometry.
For definitive contributions to the study of novel magnetic phases of matter using neutron spectroscopy, and for exceptional mentorship of next-generation neutron scatterers.
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.
For outstanding leadership in cold neutron research on complex fluids and critical service to the neutron field.
For seminal studies of charge density waves and of the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity and for outstanding leadership of the Spallation Neutron Source.
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.
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.
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.
For insightful neutron investigations of magnetic materials, particularly interlayer exchange interactions phenomena in magnetic thin films and superlattices.
For outstanding applications of neutron diffraction to the understanding of complex materials, and advocacy for the field particularly among young scientists.
For development and operation of world-class capabilities for small angle neutron scattering in America.
For enormous contributions to the science of soft matter and mentoring of young scientists in scattering science.
For outstanding contributions to neutron scattering instrumentation and research, and for service to the U.S. neutron community.
For influential studies of phonons and phase transitions, as well as for contributions to the neutron scattering community.
For pioneering neutron scattering investigations of soft-condensed matter systems.
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.
For elegant neutron experiments contributing to the understanding of quantum physics and for his sustained efforts to promote neutron science.
For his seminal scientific studies of incommensurate and commensurate structural phase transitions, as well as his service to the US and international neutron community.
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
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.
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.
For his pioneering studies in the field of engineering diffraction and development of methods that have greatly enhanced the industrial impact of neutron scattering.
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.
2016 Clifford G. Shull Prize recipient For fundamental contributions to the development of neutron reflectivity.
For scientific, technical, and administrative leadership that was essential to realize the Spallation Neutron Source.
For seminal contributions to research in quantum magnetism and correlated electron systems.
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.
For his seminal contributions on the structure and dynamics of liquids and glasses and leadership role in the field of neutron scattering.
For extraordinary research on magnetic materials and thin films and outstanding leadership and support of major U.S. neutron facilities and research opportunities.
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.
For important contributions to a broad range of problems in polymer science and in its industrial application using neutron scattering.
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.
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.
2014 Clifford G. Shull Prize recipient For making seminal contributions in Neutron Scattering in many different fields including Magnetism, Superconductivity, Polymers, and Complex Fluids.
For her long and dedicated service to the neutron community and her seminal contributions to materials science research with neutrons.
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.
2008 Sustained Research Prize For pioneering contributions to Polymer Science through innovative use of Small Angle Scattering Methods.
2012 Sustained Research Prize For pioneering the development of neutron reflectometry and demonstrating its application to magnetic and polymer film systems.
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.
For a career of visionary scientific leadership in promoting the field of neutron science in the U.S.
For seminal contributions to the understanding of the structures of thin polymeric films.
For theoretical and experimental contributions to neutron scattering and service to the national neutron scattering community.
2004 Clifford G. Shull Prize recipient For his seminal vision, leadership, and contributions to the field of neutron scattering.
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.
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.