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10 October 2013

George Turner of MIT's Lincoln Laboratory receives 2013 MBE Innovator Award

The 2013 MBE Innovator Award, which is co-sponsored by co-sponsored by epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA and the North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE) organization, has been awarded to George W. Turner Ph.D., group leader of the Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr Turner was presented with the award on 8 October at the NAMBE Conference in Banff, Canada by Charles Tu Ph.D., an Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.

The NAMBE organization selected Turner for his pioneering and sustained contributions in antimonide materials research and mid-wavelength infrared laser development. Most of this work has involved MBE growth in specially configured growth systems, designed for precise and reproducible lower-temperature growth of a multitude of various lattice-matched bulk alloys and strain-compensated quantum well structures. Multiple presentations, publications and patents, as well as a chapter in ‘MBE: From Research to Mass Production’, document Turner’s contributions to the MBE community. He has received the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Fellowship Award and the IEE J.J. Thomson Premium Award.

“The MBE Innovator Award was established to recognize researchers who have made the most seminal contributions to the art and science of MBE,” commented Dr James A. Gupta of the National Research Council of Canada and general chair of this year’s NAMBE, adding that Turner’s pioneering developments in antimonide material and device research have enabled an entire field of mid-infrared optoelectronics.

“We proudly support this award as a key driver in the expansion of MBE technology into new frontiers of research and production applications,” said Jim Northup, Veeco’s VP & general manager.

Initiated 11 years ago, the MBE Innovator Award (consisting of a $3000 honorarium and plaque) recognizes individuals whose innovations have significantly advanced the field of MBE in the following categories: (1) materials research, (2) device development, (3) device commercialization, or (4) equipment development. Members of the NAMBE organization help advance MBE technology by sharing research discoveries on new materials and devices based upon MBE, as well as by supporting MBE as a high-volume manufacturing technology.

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Visit: www2.avs.org/conferences/nambe/2013/awards.htm

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