August 4, 2014

This year's Peter Duncumb Award goes to Ondrej Krivanek

HARTFORT, CT, U.S. – August 4, 2014 – The award for excellence in microanalysis is presented at Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) 2014 to Ondrej Krivanek. Bruker Nano is pleased to sponsor this prestigious award again.  

The Peter Duncumb Award is presented for the 8th time during the M&M meeting in Hartfort, Connecticut. The most deserving winner of the 2014 award is Professor Ondrej Krivanek.

The annually given Peter Duncumb Award honors outstanding achievements in the area of microanalysis through technical accomplishment, leadership, educational and professional activities. It is awarded by the Microanalysis Society (MAS) to nominees currently active in their career. Bruker Nano has the pleasure of being the sole sponsor of this prestigious award since in 2007.  

The award winner Ondrej Krivanek is adjunct professor of physics at Arizona State University and co-founder and president of Nion Company near Seattle in Washington State. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics from Leeds University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, both in the UK.  During the course of his career he was a postdoctoral fellow at Kyoto University, Bell Laboratories and the University of California at Berkeley, assistant professor of physics at Arizona State University, director of research at Gatan, visiting professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, CNRS Orsay and Cambridge University, and research professor at University of Washington. Instruments whose design he originated, such as Gatan’s electron energy loss spectrometers and imaging filters, CCD cameras and DigitalMicrograph software, and more recently electron-optical aberration correctors and Nion’s electron microscopes and monochromators, can be found in many laboratories around the world. Ondrej has published over 240 papers and book chapters, with over 6000 citations.