Ivan will present the Faculty Research Lecture entitled, "When Things Get Small" Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the Center for Molecular Genetics. The reception is at 3:30PM followed by the lecture at 4:00PM.
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Ivan is being recognized for his contributions in transforming shake-and-bake metallurgy into a precise, nano-scale science. The award also recognizes his ability to present difficult concepts to both experts and lay people with excitement and humor. Schuller was the star of UCSD-TV's award-winning documentary "When Things Get Small" about nanoscience.
In addition to playing a wacky version of himself in that documentary, Schuller is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the Chilean, Spanish and Belgian Academies of Sciences. He has won many awards, including the American Physical Society's Wheatley and Adler Awards, the German von Humbold prize, the Materials Research Society Medal and the Department of Energy's Lawrence Award. He also recently received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the oldest and largest university in Spain, Universidad Complutense. He has published more than 450 technical papers and patents, has given more than 250 invited lectures at international conferences and is one of the 100 most-cited physicists worldwide, out of 500,000, in the last 15 years.
The Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award was established in 1982 and started recognizing faculty for the 1983 academic year. At that time, the award went to one faculty member each year. In 1996, the senate decided to recognize two faculty members per year. Past recipients include Roger Tsien, Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, David Noel Freedman and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, among more than 20 others.