IUCr Young Scientist Awards

The American Association for Crystal Growth (AACG) would like to thank the International

Union for Crystallography (IUCr) for their support of the Conferences.


A total of five $600 IUCr Young Scientist subsistence and travel awards were made to

graduate students using the IUCr support.  The recipients and the presentations they

gave were:

  • Scott Dossa (University of Minnesota) “Modeling the Optical Floating Zone Crystal Growth System for Materials Discovery” (Invited)

  • Michael Liao (UCLA) “Surface Evolution of Single Crystalline β-Ga2O3 with Chemical Mechanical Polishing and Annealing at an Elevated Temperature.”

  • Grace Pan (Harvard) “Effective Dimensionality-Tuned Electronic States in Metastable Nickel Oxide Thin Films”

  • John Roerig (University of Minnesota) “Evaluation of an Inverted Vertical Gradient Freeze Method for Cadmium Zinc Telluride”

  • Xiaotian Zhang (Penn State) “Epitaxial Growth of Layered β-In2Se3 Thin Films Via Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition”

IUCr also gave awards to two student poster presenters:

  • Smail Amari (CEA LITEN LCO, Grenoble, FR), “Crystal Growth and Characterization of CH3NH3PbBr3 Single-Crystals for X-Ray Photodetection.”

  • Muad Saleh (Washington State University, USA) “Electrical and Optical Properties of Zr Doped β-Ga2O3 Single Crystals Grown by Czochralski Method.”


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