Finding ways to ensure the planet’s supply of rare earths and other materials necessary for clean energy technologies is a global challenge, and experts from around the world gathered to meet it at the fourth annual EU-US-Japan Trilateral Conference on Critical Materials on Monday.
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Pat Thiel has been named the 2014 winner of the AVS Medard W. Welch Award, which recognizes outstanding research in the fields of materials, interfaces and processing. Thiel, who is a faculty scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and a Distinguished Professor of chemistry at Iowa State University, is recognized for her “seminal contributions to the understanding of quasicrystalline surfaces and thin-film nucleation and growth.”
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