Published on Thursday July 3, 2008
Professor Mitra Taheri, Hoeganaes Assistant Professor of Metallurgy, and colleagues at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, CA have garnered two prestigious awards for their work in the development of the Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope (DTEM). The laboratory responsible for the DTEM has won both an R&D 100 Award and a Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Award in the Technology category.
The DTEM, which was developed at LLNL, provides the highest temporal resolution ever, using single shot electron beam imaging of ultrafast processes with nanometer spatial resolution. The technology was developed in collaboration with JEOL USA Inc., a Peabody, Mass.-based company. Recent papers published on the DTEM by the group can be found in the journals Microscopy Research & Technique, Science, and Small.
The R&D 100 Awards are presented annually by R&D Magazine for the top 100 innovative products of the year. The 2008 awards will be presented at the Grand Ballroom and Lakeview Terrace at the Navy Pier in Chicago, IL on October 16, 2008.
The Nano 50 Awards, given out by the online news source Nanotech Briefs, "recognize the top 50 technologies, products, and innovators that have significantly impacted – or are expected to impact – the state of the art in nanotechnology." The award will be presented at the NASA Tech Briefs National Nano Engineering Conference in Boston, MA, November 12 and 13, 2008.
According to their Web site, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory " is a national security laboratory, with a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration."
Taheri recently completed a Directorate Postdoctoral Fellowship at LLNL in the Chemistry, Materials and Life Sciences Division. She will begin her Drexel professorship this August.