Char, Kookrin 
Seoul National University
Citation: For sustained and groundbreaking research in advancing both synthesis and understanding of
perovskite oxide epitaxial films and devices, including cuprate-based Josephson junctions,
tunable titanate dielectrics, and high-mobility stannate semiconductors.
Ghosez, Philippe R. 
Université de Liège
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of ferroelectricity and related phenomena in bulk and
nanoscale perovskite oxides, specifically the finite size effects and imperfect screening in
ferroelectric thin films and for the discovery of a new type of improper ferroelectricity.
Hollingsworth, Jennifer 
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For the discovery and development of non-blinking giant quantum dots, spanning pioneering
contributions to materials chemistry, the photophysics of excited-state processes in
nanomaterials, and applications in optoelectronics.
Lau, Shu Ping 
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Citation: For seminal contributions to the fundamental understanding of the optical properties of
nanostructured semiconductor materials, especially quantum dots and significant impact on the
use of these materials for optoelectronic and energy storage devices.
Li, Xiuling 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For seminal contributions to the fundamental understanding and technical innovations to
epitaxial growth, fabrication, and applications of semiconductor nanowires and
nanomembranes, towards making electronic and photonic devices smaller, faster, and cheaper.
Wu, Junqiao 
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For developing and understanding narrow-bandgap nitride semiconductors and highly
mismatched alloys, for pioneering the physics of point defects and interlayer coupling of twodimensional semiconductors, and for discovering non-quasiparticle electro-thermal transport in strongly correlated metals.
Xiong, Qihua 
Nanyang Technological University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to semiconductor nanomaterials synthesis, advanced optical
spectroscopy and mechanistic understanding of light-matter interactions, leading to
semiconductor laser cooling and high performance nanolasers.