Zhi-Xun Shen wins 2009 E.O. Lawrence Award
ZHI-XUN SHEN, a pioneer in the field of materials science, has won the U.S. Department of Energy’s most prestigious science prize, the E.O. Lawrence Award. Shen is the director of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science, or SIMES, a joint institute of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the main Stanford campus. He is the Paul Pigott Professor of Physical Sciences in the departments of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford, and a professor of photon science at SLAC. His work includes superconducting materials, among other areas, with experiments that may produce improved electronics. Shen, who is among six other distinguished awardees, will receive the award from the secretary of energy, Stanford physics Professor Emeritus STEVEN CHU. The complete announcement is available on the SLAC website.