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NIST Visiting Researcher Gregory Rutter Awarded the Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award

For Immediate Release: October 28, 2008

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Gregory Rutter, a visiting researcher at NIST’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is the winner of a prestigious student award from the AVS. The AVS is an international science and technology organization focused on materials, interfaces, and processing.

The society recognized Rutter with the Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award for continuing excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. He received the award on October 22, 2008 at the AVS 55th International Symposium in Boston, MA. Rutter, graduate student with Professor Phillip First in the Physics Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has performed most of his doctoral research in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Stroscio in the CNST’s Electron Physics Group.

Rutter is currently completing his thesis research at the CNST studying the dynamics of atom manipulation, the properties of dilute magnetic semiconductors, and the electronic properties of epitaxial graphene, a fascinating new material with great potential for use in future electronics. Upon receiving his doctoral degree this fall, Rutter will continue his research at the CNST as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow.

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Rutter (right) receives award from John Russell, Jr., President of the AVS
Rutter (center) with his graduate adviser, Phillip First (right) and CNST researcher Joseph Stroscio (left)