Physicist Andrea Young Receives McMillan Award


As a result of discovering how to integrate graphene and other atomically thin crystals into layered two-dimensional arrangements called van der Waals heterostructures, assistant professor of physics Andrea Young has been awarded the 2016 McMillan Award for outstanding contributions in condensed matter physics. Named in memory of physicist William McMillan of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the award is presented annually for distinguished research performed within five years of receiving a Ph.D.

Graphene, a single-atom-thick material derived from graphite, conducts heat and electricity efficiently and is 100 times stronger than the strongest steel.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016