The Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA) has honored scientists working
at NIST with two of its three major annual prizes for 2010, and named another
a society fellow.
Collin Broholm of the Johns Hopkins University has won the society’s
Sustained Research Prize, and Craig Brown of the NIST
Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) has won its Science Prize. The scientists,
who both conduct research at the NCNR, will each receive a $2,500 honorarium
in a ceremony at the American Conference on Neutron Scattering in Ottawa, Canada,
in late June, 2010.
Broholm was cited “for outstanding neutron scattering studies of correlated
electron physics in magnets, metals and superconductors, and for science-driven
development of neutron scattering techniques.” His award, which recognizes
an enduring contribution to science over an extended time period, also cites
his work with quantum magnetic systems.
Brown was cited “for outstanding neutron scattering studies of hydrogen-framework
interactions in metal-organic frameworks,” which could be important for
storing hydrogen for use in fuel cells. His award, which recognizes a major
scientific accomplishment in the past five years, cites discoveries that have
established Brown as a leading expert in the field of hydrogen storage.
Additionally, Wen-Li Wu of NIST’s Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory
has been named an NSSA fellow in recognition of his “important contributions
to a broad range of problems in polymer science and in its industrial application
using neutron scattering.” Wu, a NIST fellow since 2004, is also a Fellow
of the American Physical Society and 1992 recipient of the Department of Commerce
The NSSA was formed in 1992 for individuals in academia, industry and government
who have an interest in neutron scattering research. The non-profit society
has more than 1,000 members from 26 countries. For more information, visit www.neutronscattering.org/NSSAPrizes/NSSAPrizes.htm.