Chemistry professor Maria Tamargo of The City College of New York (CCNY) has been chosen by the North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Advisory Board to receive its 2017 MBE Innovator Award 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”.
Tamargo will receive a $3000 prize, a plaque and the opportunity to give an invited talk at the 33rd North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE 2017) in Galveston, TX, USA (15-18 October), where she will receive the honor.
Established in 2004, the international award recognizes individuals whose innovative work has significantly advanced the field of MBE. Recipients are highly distinguished scientists whose inventive work must have had/or continue to have a significant impact on the advancement of MBE technology.
In addition to her faculty position in City College’s Division of Science, Tamargo is director of the US National Science Foundation’s CREST Center for Interface Design and Engineered Assembly of Low-dimensional Systems (IDEALS).