ASCENT Theme 1 PI, Dan Ralph (Cornell University) and a member of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science has received the 2022 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials. "For pioneering studies of materials physics in spin-transport and related devices."
The James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials recognizes and encourages outstanding achievement in the science and application of new materials. This shall include the discovery of new classes of materials, the observation of novel phenomena in known materials leading to both fundamentally new applications and scientific insights, and shall also include theoretical and experimental work contributing significantly to the understanding of such phenomena. The prize consists of $10,000 plus a certificate citing the contribution of the recipient and an allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the award is presented. It is awarded annually.