MBE Innovator Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals whose innovative work has significantly advanced the field of molecular beam epitaxy. It includes a $3,000 cash prize and an engraved plaque. This award is sponsored by Veeco Instruments and, starting in 2003, will be presented at each annual NAMBE conference - for additional information please go to www.veeco.com.
Nominees for the MBE Innovator Award can come from university, government or commercial facilities using MBE technology from anywhere in the world. Individuals must have outstanding credentials, and their innovative work must have had/or be having a significant impact on the advancement of MBE technology in one (or more) of the following four categories:
- Materials Research
- Device Development
- Device Commercialization
- Equipment Development
Submissions of qualified candidates for consideration for the award should be made using the MBE Innovator Nomination Form (PDF). The submission deadline for NAMBE-2005 is August 1st 2005.
The 2004 MBE Innovator Award
The NAMBE Advisory Board has selected Professor Arthur Gossard as the winner of the second annual MBE Innovator Award. The award citation reads:
FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE INVENTION OF MODULATION-DOPED HETEROSTRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY HIGH-MOBILITY, TWO-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRON GASES (2DEGs).
The 2003 MBE Innovator Award
The NAMBE Advisory Board selected Dr. David L. Miller as the winner of the first annual MBE Innovator Award. The award citation reads:
FOR THE INVENTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF ARSENIC CAPPING AND THE VALVED CRACKER
Dr. Miller received an AB in Physics from Whitman College in 1966 and a Masters and PhD in Physics from University of Illinois in 1967 and 1973, respectively. He was a Member of Technical Staff and Group Leader at the Rockwell Science Center from 1977-1988. From 1988-2000, Dr. Miller was Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently a consultant in the field of MBE, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Penn State. Dr. Miller has served the MBE community in numerous ways, including serving as Chairman of NAMBE 1998, as co-Chairman of the Program Committee for the Twelfth International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy, and as a member of the NAMBE Advisory Board.