Winner of the WITec Paper Award 2011 Announced

April 5, 2012

The winner of the WITec Paper Award 2011 has been announced.

The winner of the WITec Paper Award 2011 has been announced. This year the award went to Diedrich A. Schmidt of North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro, North Carolina), Taisuke Ohta and Thomas E. Beechem, both of the Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, New Mexico) for their paper: “Strain and charge carrier coupling in epitaxial graphene.”

Schmidt, an assistant professor of nanophysics at North Carolina A&T State University, submitted the paper. He will receive a 500 Euro Amazon gift card, in addition to the award. Schmidt is a former member of the physical chemistry department at Ruhr-University (Bochum, Germany), where he did portions of the work presented in the paper.

Each year the WITec Paper Award honors the best peer-reviewed scientific paper including results and images acquired with a WITec microscope system. A WITec panel evaluates the submitted papers in terms of scientific relevance, data quality, and the level of instrument-feature utilization.