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ZL Wang Awarded SURA's 'Distinguished Scientist' Honor
Feb 12, 2016
By Ansley Thomas
Zhong Lin Wang, Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering, has been given the Distinguished Scientist award from The Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) for his innovative contributions to nanostructure research.
The SURA Distinguished Scientist award is presented to people who have worked to support the SURA mission "to advance collaborative research and to strengthen the scientific capabilities of its members and nation." Along with the award, Wang will be receiving a $10,000 honorarium.
Wang joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1998. Under his direction, the Georgia Tech Electron Microscopy Center was established in 1999. Wang is also the founding director for the Center on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Georgia Tech. Since then, Wang has gone on to make significant discoveries in nanostructure research, including being the first to synthesize and understand the growth processes of novel oxide nanostructures.
His award will be presented during the April meeting of the SURA Board of Trustees at North Carolina State University.