Category: Awards

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Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize

by on November 17, 2014 10:20 pm
JENS NØRSKOV, a professor at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive the 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize of the American Physical Society for his groundbreaking work on catalysis, which is used to promote chemical reactions in thousands of industrial processes for making fertilizers, fuels, plastics and a host of other products.… Read more Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize
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Stanford professor wins American Historical Association lifetime achievement award

by on November 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Stanford history Professor KEITH BAKER has won an Award for Scholarly Distinction from the American Historical Association. Each year the AHA honors senior historians in the United States for lifetime achievement in the discipline. Baker is one of three to win the award for 2014. “This came as a complete surprise,” Baker said. “I was… Read more Stanford professor wins American Historical Association lifetime achievement award
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Stanford scholars tapped for quantum materials research grants

by on November 10, 2014 10:00 pm
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation recently chose three Stanford affiliates – AHARON KAPITULNIK, ZHI-XUN SHEN, professors of physics and applied physics at Stanford, and TONY HEINZ, who will join Stanford’s faculty in January – for one of the top grants in quantum materials research. The Moore Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials grants to Stanford… Read more Stanford scholars tapped for quantum materials research grants
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Law School's Michele Dauber recognized for first book

by on November 10, 2014 4:00 am
The American Society for Legal History is among the many organizations recognizing MICHELE LANDIS DAUBER for her first book, The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State. The society recently announced that it had awarded its 2014 John Philip Reid Award to Dauber, professor of law and Bernard D. Bergreen… Read more Law School's Michele Dauber recognized for first book
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Post doc Livia Eberlin named outstanding female scientist

by on November 6, 2014 4:00 am
LIVIA EBERLIN,  a post-doctoral scholar in chemistry, has been named a recipient of the 2014 L’Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowship. The award recognizes five U.S.-based female researchers for their outstanding contributions to science, technology, engineering and math fields. The award includes a $60,000 prize and an opportunity to participate in a White House… Read more Post doc Livia Eberlin named outstanding female scientist
Shoucheng Zhang

Shoucheng Zhang wins Franklin Medal in Physics

by on November 3, 2014 4:24 pm
SHOUCHENG ZHANG, professor of physics, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics, one of the oldest and most prestigious science awards in the United States. Zhang shares the 2015 physics recognition with Charles Kane and Eugene Mele, both of the University of Pennsylvania, for their “groundbreaking theoretical contributions leading… Read more Shoucheng Zhang wins Franklin Medal in Physics
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Sanitation solution for urban slums gets national recognition

by on October 21, 2014 4:25 pm
In many of the world’s overcrowded urban slums, residents must choose between open defecation, crowded public toilets or expensive private pit latrines that can’t be emptied safely. A Stanford team working on a sustainable solution recently won a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the opportunity to compete for up to… Read more Sanitation solution for urban slums gets national recognition
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Eric Lambin wins 2014 Volvo Environmental Prize

by on October 20, 2014 4:44 pm
A pioneer in developing methods of analyzing satellite images of Earth and linking them to socioeconomic data, ERIC LAMBIN has been named recipient of the 2014 Volvo Environmental Prize. Lambin, a faculty member at both Stanford and Université Catholique de Louvain in his native Belgium, and his research colleagues use the advanced imaging methods to… Read more Eric Lambin wins 2014 Volvo Environmental Prize
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Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head

by on October 20, 2014 4:00 am
Vice President Joe Biden couldn’t believe his ears. It was 2010, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Jane Lubchenco had just briefed Biden on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. “Now wait a minute,” Biden said. “I thought you were a scientist. But I just understood everything you told me.” Lubchenco, who recounted… Read more Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head
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Stanford’s Knight Fellowships program gets $1.8 million boost

by on October 16, 2014 4:45 pm
The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University will be better prepared to spread its impact thanks to $1.8 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Knight Fellowships each year bring 20 domestic and international journalists and journalism entrepreneurs to Stanford for 10 months. During that time they… Read more Stanford’s Knight Fellowships program gets $1.8 million boost