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Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang Receives 2017 MSA Albert Crewe Award

3/28/2017  8:00 am

Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang recently received the 2017 Microscopy Society of America’s (MSA) esteemed Albert Crewe Award

The Microscopy Society of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of techniques and applications of microscopy and microanalysis. The Albert Crewe Award has been given annually since 2012 to a single individual who has made distinguished contributions to the fields of microscopy and microanalysis in physical sciences. 

Albert Crewe (1927 - 2009) is the University of Chicago physicist who developed the high-resolution electron microscope that was able to capture images of an individual atom. 

“It is a particular honor to receive this award, because Albert Crewe is one of the fathers of scanning transmission electron microscopy, which he famously used to image single atoms in the 1970s,” Huang said. “Today, I am continuing Crewe’s line of work by conducting single atom precision imaging and spectroscopy in nanomaterials such as graphene. These studies help us design the atomic structure and interfaces of materials used for flexible, ultra-light and dense electronics and energy-harvesting techniques.” 

Huang will be honored in August at the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2017 Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.