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Lauhon Named Fine Junior Professor at McCormick School

November 7, 2006

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Lincoln J. Lauhon has been named the Morris E. Fine Junior Professor of Materials and Manufacturing in the department of materials science and engineering at the Northwestern University Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Lauhon's multidisciplinary research group focuses on three important aspects of nanoscale science and technology: the design and synthesis of new low-dimensional materials; the development of new techniques to probe the structure and properties of nanomaterials at the smallest lenghscales; and the realization of new device technologies enabled by nanomaterials research.

Lauhon's research seeks a fundamental understanding of how novel physical properties arise in rationally designed nanostructures as a basis for exploiting these properties in various applications.

His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and the Semiconductor Research Corporation, among others.

In recognition of the quality of his research and teaching, Lauhon received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2005, the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence Junior Fellowship in 2004 and the Nottingham Prize of the Physical Electronics Conference in 2000.

Author of more than 30 articles, he has been published in Nature, Science, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters and the Journal of Physical Chemistry.

Lauhon joined the Northwestern faculty in 2003.

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