MPS faculty are known worldwide for the teaching and research excellence in their fields. They are sought by media for their opinions on the latest research, and are published in major international journals. Here is a glimpse of what MPS faculty are doing today.
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Recent Honors and Awards
Eldridge Moores, professor emeritus of geology, has been awarded the title of UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus. This title is awarded annually by the UC Davis Emeriti Association on the basis of outstanding contributions following retirement in the traditional areas of teaching, research and service.
Kai Liu, Professor of Physics, was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society for contributions to the understanding of magnetoresistance effects, exchange bias, and magnetization reversal in magnetic nanostructures.
Latest Grants and Research
Xi Chen, associate professor of chemistry, has been selected as the winner of the Carbohydrate Research Award for Creativity in Carbohydrate Chemistry 2013. Given every two years, the award was established in 2001 by the Editors and the Publisher of Carbohydrate Research and consists of a check for $1000, a certificate and a complimentary subscription to the journal for two years. Professor Chen has also been invited as plenary lecture at the 17th European Carbohydrate Symposium in Tel Aviv, Israel this summer.
Alexandra Navrotsky, interdisciplinary professor of ceramic, earth and environmental materials chemistry, among other contributors in the Ames National Laboratory, has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to create the Critical Materials Institute, a new research center. The five-year, $120 million grant will bring together leading researchers from academia, four Department of Energy national laboratories, as well as the private sector for this major research project.