Prize Recipient


Miquel B. Salmeron
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


"For the development of instrumentation for atmospheric pressure photoelectron spectroscopy and STM at high pressures and temperatures, and for his elegant studies of hydrogen dissociation and reactivity and the wetting of water films on metal surfaces at the atomic level."


Prof. M. Salmeron is a Senior Scientist in the Materials Science Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the atomic structure and on the electronic, mechanical and chemical properties of surfaces, including adsorbed atoms and molecules, their diffusion and film growth. He developed instrumentation that can operate under ambient conditions of gases and liquids, including Scanning Tunneling and Atomic Force Microscopy and Ambient Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and American Vacuum Society. He received the Medard Welch Award of the American Vacuum Society, the Langmuir Lectureship Award of the American Chemical Society, and the MRS Medal.

Selection Committee:

Sunil Sinha, Chair; T. Rahman; D. Jin