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Jian Shi, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is the 2019 winner of the Alfred H. Geisler Memorial Award.
The award, given by the Eastern New York Chapter of ASM International, “recognizes an outstanding young materials scientist/engineer” from the chapter who has made significant contributions to the fields of education, research, or manufacturing, before the age of 40.
ASM International is the world’s largest association of metals-centric materials engineers and scientists. According to the organization, it has more than 30,000 members across the globe.
Daniel Gall, professor of materials science and engineering, has received the 2019 IBM Faculty Award, part of a competitive worldwide program aimed at fostering collaboration in research and promoting curriculum innovation.
With the award, Gall receives $40,000 to support his work in the area of post-Cu metallization.
This honor is further recognition of the research by Gall’s group that seeks new metals that could outperform copper as nanoscale wires in future silicon chips.
In the fall of 2018, LAM Research recognized him with the Unlock Ideas Faculty Award, including a $25,000 research grant.
Jonathan Dordick, the Howard P. Isermann ’42 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer, will receive the Amgen Biochemical and Molecular Engineering Award at the ECI Conference on Biochemical and Molecular Engineering in Quebec, Canada, this July.
The award, supported by the biotechnology company Amgen Inc., is given in memory of biochemical engineering pioneer James E. Bailey to recognize research excellence and leadership in biomedical and molecular engineering.
About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,900 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.