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2022 Silver Medal Award

2022 Silver Medal Award - Paul Butler


Dr. Butler is recognized for his global leadership in developing the world’s leading software for analyzing small-angle-scattering data, which is now used by thousands of researchers worldwide. Neutron and X-ray small-angle scattering are measurement techniques essential to conducting cutting-edge research and characterizing the molecular structures of important materials such as proteins, batteries, and vaccines. Dr. Butler’s efforts led to the first sustainable, community-based scientific software for these techniques, and his development approach is widely recognized by the community.


Paul Butler

Research Chemist
NIST Center for Neutron Research