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Top materials science award for CCNY’s Maria Tamargo

Maria Tamargo
CCNY chemistry professor Maria Tamargo is the 2017 MBE Innovator Award winner.

Chemistry professor Maria Tamargo’s molecular beam epitaxy research at The City College of New York ranks among the most innovative in the field. The North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Advisory Board has just recognized her stature in the field by selecting Tamargo its 2017 MBE Innovator Award recipient.  She will receive the honor at the North American MBE Conference (NAMBE) in Galveston, Texas, in October.

Established in 2004, this international award recognizes individuals whose innovative work has significantly advanced the field of molecular beam epitaxy. Recipients are highly distinguished scientists whose inventive work must have had/or continue to have a significant impact on the advancement of MBE technology.

Tamargo will receive a $3,000 prize, a plaque and the opportunity to give an invited talk at the NAMBE Conference.

Her citation reads:

“For advancing the growth of wide bandgap II-VI semiconductors by molecular beam epitaxy and demonstrating their unique physical properties and potential novel device applications.”

In addition to her faculty position in City College’s Division of Science, Tamargo is director of the National Science Foundation's CREST Center for Interface Design and Engineered Assembly of Low-dimensional Systems, known by the acronym IDEALS.

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