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Awards, honors, and appointments

Recipient Name Reason for awards, honors and appointments Award name or sponsor Date Award type
Aasma Aslam Conference attendance Student grant, IPAC21 2021
Aasma Aslam Particle accelerator course USPAS at Stony Brook University 2021 Scientific
Eric Cropp DOE SCGSR DOE
AJ Dick DOE SCGSR Grant "Investigation of Active Optical Stochastic Cooling" DOE 2021, 2022
Jason Gibson Software fellowship Molecular sciences software institute 2021 Scientific
Christopher Pierce Performing research at US national lab Department of Energy SCGSR Award 2021 Scientific
Kevin Nangoi Postdoctoral associate UC Santa Barbara, with Chris Van de Walle 2022
Ivan Bazarov Performing research at US national lab Department of Energy SCGSR Award 2021 Scientific
Siddharth Karkare Finalist at the Moore Inventor Fellow competition (among top 10 inventors) Moore Foundation 2022 Scientific
Ryan Porter Best Student Poster Prize (2nd) 2021 International Conference of RF Superconductivity 2021 Scientific
David Muller Ernst Ruska Prize German Society for Electron Microscopy 2021 Scientific
David Muller Highly Cited Researcher (top 1% by citations in Physics) Clarivate Analytics 2021
David Muller "Top 10 science and technology progress in the world in 2021" Chinese Academics of Science and Engineering 2021
Rachael Farber Appointment as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Kansas University of Kansas 2022
Kyle Shen APS Fellow APS DMP
Young-Kee Kim Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Elected to National Academy of Sciences 2022 Scientific
Sandra Biedron Elected as member-at-large of the American Physical Society, Division of Physics of Beams for a 3-year term. Member-at-Large, American Physical Society, Division of Physics of Beams 2021 Scientific
A.J. Dick Awarded to outstanding graduate students to enable thesis research at DOE facilities in mission critical areas DOE SCGSR Fellowship 2021 Scientific
Jason Gibson Prestigious fellowship that recognizes advanced graduate students and postdocs pursuing the development of software infrastructure, middleware, and framewords that will benefit the broader field of computational molecular sciences. NSF MolSSI Seed Software Fellowship 2021 Scientific
Young-Kee Kim President Elect 2021, President 2022 Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association 2021 Scientific
Young-Kee Kim Senior advisor Senior Advisor to the Provost for Global Scientific Initiatives at the University of Chicago 2021 Scientific
Chris Knill Academic merit College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Early Start Scholarship 2021 Academic
Chris Knill Award to outstanding doctoral and master's degree students who were honored nationally and internationally during academic year 2020-21. Awarded for presentation of research at NAPAC “CLAS Graduate Excellence Award” 2021 Scientific
Ritchie Patterson Awarded an endowed professorship by the Cornell Board of Trustees recognizing faculty excellence and accomplishments. Helen T. Edwards Professor of Physics 2021 Academic
Chris Pierce Awarded to outstanding graduate students to enable thesis research at DOE facilities in mission critical areas DOE SCGSR Fellowship 2021 Scientific
Ryan Porter Cornell physics department travel for attending international conferences Douglas Fitchen travel award 2021 Scientific
Jim Sethna Awarded an endowed professorship by the Cornell Board of Trustees recognizing faculty excellence and accomplishments. James Gilbert Wright Distinguished Professor of Physical Sciences 2021 Academic
Mark Transtrum This award encourages and acknowledges outstanding promise and contributions by junior faculty in scholarship. BYU Early Career Scholarship Award 2021 Academic
Sandra Biedron For her achievements in helping to develop the X-ray producing Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab, and her contributions to the world of science. Moraine Valley Community College Hall of Fame 2020 Academic and Scientific
Will DeBenedetti Recognizes outstanding academic and research performance by a graduate student in the Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. 2020 Tunis Wentink Prize 2020 Academic and Scientific
Auralee Edelen Recognizes exceptional early-career scientists who would most benefit from the opportunity to do their research at the lab Panofsky Fellowship / SLAC 2020 Scientific
Aiden Harbick A three-year university fellowship awarded for academic merit. High-Impact Graduate Research Award 2020 Academic
Chris Knill For work as a mentor in the Sundial program at ASU Steven Archer Scholarship 2020 Academic
David Muller Highly Cited Researcher 2019, 2020 (top 1% by citations in Physics) Clarivate Analytics 2020 Scientific
Jai Kwan Bae Best Student Poster NAPAC 2019 Student Poster Prize

2019

Scientific
Jan Balajka Awarded for excellence in physical organic chemistry Loschmidt Prize 2019, Society of Chemical Physics, Austria 2019 Scientific
Paul Cueva Award for outstanding papers contributed to the Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) meeting, which are competitively judged based upon the quality of the submitted paper. Student Scholar Award, Microscopy Society of America (MSA) 2019 Academic
Lipi Gupta Provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE lab that addresses scientific challenges central to the Office of Science Mission. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award 2019 Fellowship
Lipi Gupta Awarded by the Chair of the Physics Department to a graduate or undergraduate student (not both) in recognition of exceptional service Chair’s Award for Distinguished Service, University of Chicago 2019 Other

Young-Kee Kim

Awarded to a scientist who has made outstanding technical contributions in the areas of science. 2019 Scientist of the Year (Korean Scientists and Engineers Association (U.S.) and the Korean Federation of Science and Technology (Korea) 2019 Scientific

Nikita Kuklev

Awarded for the best scientific poster Best Poster Award, 52nd FNAL Users Meeting 2019 Scientific

Matthias Liepe

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publications, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may have also made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society. APS Fellowship 2019 Fellowship

Jared Maxson

One of 73 scientists nationwide awarded grants from DOE. The program aims to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by supporting exceptional researchers during their crucial early career years[71]. Automatic citation updates are disabled. To see the bibliography, click Refresh in the Zotero tab. Department of Energy Early Career Research Program Grant 2019 Scientific

Jared Maxson

Named Assistant Professorship, Joyce A. Yelencsics ’65 and Frederick M. Rosevear ’64 Assistant Professor. Named Assistant Professorship 2019 Other

David Muller

Highly Cited Researcher (top 1% by citations in Physics) Highly Cited Researcher (top 1% by citations in Physics) by Clarivate Analytics 2019 Scientific

Kevin Nangoi

One of four awards for best scientific posters CBB Symposium 2019 Best Poster Award 2019 Scientific

Ritchie Patterson

Honored for her leadership and invaluable contributions to science and technology. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2019 Fellow 2019 Scientific

Joshua Paul

Highly competitive research stipends awarded to the strongest PhD applicants. University of Florida Graduate School Preeminence Award 2019 Education

River Robles

UCLA undergraduate selected to receive scholarship to USPAS summer session RadioSoft LLC 2019 Industry

Jim Sethna

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publications, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. He was cited for seminal and wide-ranging contributions to information geometry, sloppy models, crackling noise, fracture and emergent self-similarity. His work explores how multiparameter, or ‘sloppy’, models behave collectively; his team is using statistical mechanics to understand plasticity and fracture in disordered materials. APS Fellowship 2019 Fellowship
Sarah Willson Awarded based on performance as a teaching assistant for the yearlong general chemistry sequence, which included leading weekly discussion sections, writing exam materials, and supervising weekly teaching labs Nathan Sugarman Teaching Award in General Chemistry 2019 Education
Paul Cueva Student scholar award for paper entitled: “Sub-nm Resolution, Sub-pm Precision Structure Mapping Robust to Thickness and Tilt Variations by Cepstral Analysis of Scanning Nanodiffraction 4D-STEM.” 2019 M&M Student Scholar Award, Microscopy and Microanalysis Societies 2019 Scientific
Rex Dyer Arizona Science and Engineering Fair 3rd Place in overall Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (Physics Category) 2019 Education
Matthias Liepe Perspectives on RF and SRF and involvement in CBB ensures program continues and extends appropriate programming. Appointed to US Particle Accelerator School Curriculum Committee (CC) 2019 Scientific
Alden Pack Academic achievement Bryant & Clara C. Copley Fellowship 2019 Education
Tomás Arias Excellence in teaching award for outstanding, exemplary teachers. Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship 2018 Education
William DeBenedetti To recognize and encourage excellence in continuing graduate studies in science and technologies of interest to the AVS. Russel and Sigurd Varian Award, AVS 2018 Education
William DeBenedetti Chemistry department award Bauer Scholarship Award 2018 Education
William DeBenedetti First prize poster award at the Center for Bright Beams Annual Meeting First Prize Poster Award 2018 Scientific
Rachael Farber Excellence in research, interdisciplinary research interests, those who bring a diverse perspective Kadanoff-Rice Postdoctoral Fellowship from The University of Chicago 2018 Education
Jacob Graham Travel award Kharasch Postdoctoral Travel Award for Postdoctoral Scholars, University of Chicago 2018 Scientific
James Maniscalco 2nd place poster at Global LINAC 2018 Conference 2nd place poster at the Globaly Linac 2018 Conference 2018 Scientific

Alison McMillan

One of the top honors for graduate students in the department Helen Sellei-Beretvas Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry, University of Chicago 2018 Scientific

David Muller

Top 1% by citations in Physics Highly Cited Research, Clarivate Analytics 2018 Scientific

David Muller

Innovative research Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award 2018 Scientific
Steven J. Sibener Appointed Director of the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago. University of Chicago 2018 Scientific
Danilo Liarte Article “Theoretical estimates of maximum fields in superconducting resonant radio frequency cavities: stability theory, disorder, and laminates”, published Science and Technology (SUST) was chosen for IOP 2017 highlights collection IOP Publishing, http://iopscience.iop.org/ 2018 Scientific
William DeBenedetti Best Poster (CBB Annual Meeting) First Place Scientific Poster 2018 Scientific
James Maniscalco Best Poster (CBB Annual Meeting) Second Place Scientific Poster 2018 Scientific
Alden Pack Best Poster (CBB Annual Meeting) Third Place Scientific Poster 2018 Scientific
Rachael Farber Most Participation Winner at CBB Annual meeting Most Participation Prize 2018 Scientific
Darren Veit Awarded 3rd place in Graduate Student Poster Competition, 2017 American Vacuum Society (AVS) Prairie Chapter Symposium, AVS

2017

Scientific

Steven J. Sibener

Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Recognized for seminal studies of gas–surface interactions utilizing supersonic molecular beams and scanning probe microscopy with theory and simulations to elucidate the fundamental, underlying atomic-level chemistry and dynamics of interfaces.

ACS

2017

Fellowship

Kevin J. Nangoi Awarded 3rd best poster for “Phonon scattering processes in photoemission from bulk PbTe” 3rd Best Poster 2017 Scientific
Siddharth Karkare Awarded Best Poster at CBB Annual Meeting for “Understanding the Limits of Intrinsic Emittance” Best Poster Award 2017 Scientific

Ryan Porter, Daniel Hall, and James Maniscalco

2nd Best Poster awarded at CBB Annual Meeting for “Effectiveness of Chemical Treatments for Reducing the Surface Roughness of Nb3Sn”

2nd Best Poster

2017 Scientific
Daniel Hall Best Student Poster IPAC 2017 2017 Scientific
Erik S. Skibinski International competition in surface science 2017 Wayne B. Nottingham Prize 2017 Scientific
Erik S. Skibinski Highest graduate student award in the Dept of Chemistry and Chemical Biology 2017 Tunis Wentik Award 2017 Scientific
Will J.I. Debenedetti Award for 3rd year graduate student in the Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Howard Neal Wachter Award 2017 Scientific
Pietro Musumeci “For pioneering work in the physics of high brightness beams, including ultrafast relativistic electron diffraction, and high gradient inverse free electron laser acceleration.” APS 2016

Fellowship

Steven J. Sibener Elected Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) for contributions in the quest of developing a molecular-level understanding of surface chemistry through the study of structures, motions, and reactions at solid surfaces.

AVS

2016 Fellowship