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Materials Research Society Seeks Nominees for Materials Theory Award

January 9, 2020

Lu ShamThe Materials Research Society (MRS) calls for nominations for its Materials Theory Award. This prestigious prize recognizes exceptional advances made by materials theory to the fundamental understanding of the structure and behavior of materials. The award is intended to honor both those who have pioneered the development of a new theoretical approach and those who have used existing approaches to provide significant new insight into materials behavior. UC San Diego’s Professor Emeritus of Physics Lu Sham (at right) was the 2019 Materials Theory Award Recipient.

The MRS will accept nominations for the award between March 1 and April 1, 2020. Rules and eligibility, nomination package requirements and more are available here.

The annual award, presented at the fall meeting, consists of a $5,000 cash prize, a presentation trophy and a certificate. Meeting registration fee, transportation and hotel expenses to attend the MRS meeting at which the award is presented will be reimbursed.

MRS acknowledges the generosity of Dr. Toh-Ming Lu and Dr. Gwo-Ching Wang in endowing the Materials Theory Award.