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The Advanced Materials Initiatives at Arizona State University enables the materials research community to accelerate the pace of innovation through strategic teaming, infrastructure development and operational analytics. It seeks to identify and nurture opportunities of high impact, especially those related to the university’s priority application areas.
The 2019 Roebling Medal, the highest award of the Mineralogical Society of America for outstanding original research in mineralogy, is being awarded to Arizona State University Regents’ Professor Peter Buseck, who holds joint faculty appointments in the School of Molecular Sciences and the School of Earth and Space Exploration.
ASU Regents Professor Austen Angell of the School of Molecular Sciences received the 2019 Lise Meitner Award "For inventing the concept of fragility of glass-forming liquids”. The Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award is presented every year to a scientist who has made a breakthrough discovery in physics.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has just awarded the 2019 Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography to ASU Emeritus Regents' Professor Michael O’Keeffe and Professor Omar M. Yaghi, of the University of California, Berkeley, “for their fundamental contributions to the development of reticular chemistry.” The honor was personally awarded by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.