The next deadline for nominations will be in December 18, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.
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: Preview Changes (opens in a new tab)
- 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
One nomination letter from a member of the NSSA and up to two supporting letters from the community at large 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.
Prize Selection Committee 2022:
Pinar Akcora – Stevens Institute of Technology
Patrick Clancy – McMaster University
Mike Crawford – DuPont/University of Delaware (retired)
Thad Harroun – Brock University
Yumi Ijiri – Oberlin College
- 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 submitted through our nomination form: https://neutronscattering.org/nominations/
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.
Current NSSA Fellows:
Dr. Lawrence M. Anovitz – Oak Ridge National Laboratory / University of Tennessee
For pioneering and innovative application of neutron scattering and neutron imaging to problems in geosciences and promoting the importance of these unique capabilities to the geosciences community.
Dr. Alamgir Karim – University of Houston
For neutron reflectivity studies of polymer thin films, including validation of theories related to early-stage interdiffusion in polymers, chemically end-grafted polymer brushes, and soft-shear and ionic-liquid
ordering of block-copolymer films.
Dr. Susan Krueger – NIST Center for Neutron Research
For sustained leadership in the development and application of state-of-the-art neutron scattering techniques to the elucidation of complex biomolecular structures.
Dr. Valeria Lauter – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
For important contributions to the understanding of novel properties of complex magnetic heterostructures using polarized neutron reflectometry, for pioneering the development and application of advanced techniques for neutron scattering at grazing incidence, and for outstanding service to the neutron scattering community.
Dr. Young S. Lee – Stanford University
For a sustained record of furthering research into correlated electron materials and quantum spin materials through neutron scattering studies of density wave order in exotic superconductors, the quantum spin liquid ground state of frustrated magnets, and topological phases in magnetic materials.
Dr. Mathias Lösche – Carnegie Mellon University (retired)
For establishing neutron reflectometry as a quantitative tool in the structural biology of lipid membranes and membrane-associated proteins.
Dr. Despina Louca – University of Virginia
For her leadership as NSSA President and her numerous contributions to the study of local structure of functional quantum materials using neutron scattering.
Dr. Donald J. Pierce – NIST Center for Neutron Research
For more than three decades of wide-ranging leadership and technical contributions to guide and instrument development at the NIST Center for Neutron Research.
Dr. Ram Seshadri – University of California, Santa Barbara
For innovative contributions to deciphering functional material properties through the application of neutron scattering.
Dr. D. Alan Tennant – University of Tennessee / Oak Ridge National Laboratory
For utilizing neutron scattering to elucidate quantum phenomena in magnetic systems, using novel computational techniques to enhance understanding of neutron scattering data, and for leading the community in the expansion of the neutron scattering technique.
Dr. Volker S. Urban – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
For continuous service and leadership to provide the US neutron scattering community with state-of-the-art experimental facilities on large scale structure studies, and for pioneering new applications that have expanded the use of small-angle neutron scattering and spin-echo spectroscopy.
Dr. Stephen Wilson – University of California, Santa Barbara
For his insightful neutron research into highly correlated electron physics and his remarkable service
to the neutron scattering community.
Dr. Paul Butler – National Institute of Standards and Technology
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
Dr. Craig M. Brown – National Institute of Standards and Technology
For insightful neutron scattering studies of gas adsorption in metal organic frameworks and other microporous materials.
Dr. Bryan C. Chakoumakos – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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.
Dr. Mark Dadmun – The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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.
Dr. Christina Hoffmann – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
For developing modern data analysis and visualization tools for neutron single-crystal crystallography.
Prof. Chris Leighton – University of Minnesota
Dr. Thomas Proffen – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
For seminal contributions to the fields of diffuse scattering and neutron total scattering, including the dedicated and sustained mentoring of women within those disciplines.
Dr. J. Lee Robertson – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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.
Prof. Xun-Li Wang – City University of Hong Kong
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.
Prof. Meigan Aronson – Texas A and M University
For seminal neutron investigations of the magnetic properties of highly correlated 4f and 5f electron materials.
Prof. Takeshi Egami – University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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.
Prof. Alan Goldman – Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
For studies of magnetic and quasicrystalline systems that exploit the complementarity of neutron and x-ray scattering techniques.
Prof. John Greedan – McMaster University
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.
Prof. Martin Greven – University of Minnesota
For world-class effort in the growth and neutron scattering study of bulk oxides, especially for his influential work on cuprate high-Tc superconductors.
Dr. John Katsaras – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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.
Dr. Hubert King – Exxon Mobil
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
Dr. Mark Lumsden – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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.
Dr. Stephan Rosenkranz – Argonne National Laboratory
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.
Dr. Suzanne te Velthuis – Argonne National Laboratory
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.
Prof. Thomas Vogt – University of South Carolina
For original contributions to neutron scattering instrumentation and its use in condensed matter physics, materials science and chemistry.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.