Dr. Jay Narayan has won the 2011 Acta Materialia Gold Medal and Prize – an international award given to one person annually for exceptional research contributions and leadership in materials science. A Gold Medal symposium in 2011 will honor Narayan, who’s the John C.C. Fan Family Distinguished Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.
It’s impossible to discuss Narayan’s accomplishments without getting a little technical. He was honored for fundamental contributions in defects, diffusion, ion implantation and laser-solid interactions, which have led to major materials breakthroughs.
If you’re interested in advances in laser-beam processing, defect-free annealing of semiconductors and forming supersaturated semiconductor alloys, Narayan’s your man.