Frances Ross Receives the Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award

December 18, 2019

Frances Ross has been awarded with the Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award 2019 for her groundbreaking research in electron microscopy that she applies to studying mechanisms of self-assembly and growth of nanostructures on surfaces as well as their manipulation.

Gerhard Ertl and Frances Ross

Frances Ross is a professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, USA. The award ceremony was held on 10 December 2019 in the Harnack-Haus (Berlin) following the lecture.

The Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award was initiated by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Ertl’s scientific home, the Fritz-Haber-Institut, with financial support from the chemical company BASF to recognize outstanding researchers in the wider field of Gerhard Ertl’s research. The lecture ceremony is always held at the same time when the Nobel prizes are being awarded in order to commemorate Gerhard Ertl’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2007.

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