16 April 2012

MagLab scientists honored as Distinguished Scholars

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Continuing a MagLab winning streak, two senior lab researchers have been awarded Distinguished University Scholars awards by Florida State University.

Scott HannahsScott HannahsLloyd Engel, scholar/scientist in the lab's Condensed Matter Science division, and Scott Hannahs, director of the lab's DC Facilities & Instrumentation, were honored with the accolades at the Faculty Awards Ceremony April 9.

The award recognizes outstanding performance by non-tenured or non-tenure-seeking Florida State employees who have longstanding track records of research and/or creative activity at the university and occupy more senior levels in their respective positions.

Engel and Hannahs join an elite group of colleagues at the lab who have received the award in past years. The list includes Denis Markiewicz (2008), scholar/scientist in the lab's Magnet Science and Technology division; Mark Bird (2010), scholar/scientist and director of the lab's Magnet Science and Technology division; and Chris Hendrickson (2011), scholar/scientist with the lab's Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program.

Lloyd EngelLloyd EngelThe university has granted 10 Distinguished University Scholars awards since starting the program in 2008; half have landed at the MagLab.

"This string of awards reflects the high caliber of our researchers and the impact of their scholarship," said MagLab Director Greg Boebinger. "To do top-notch science you need top-notch minds: We've got those here at the MagLab in spades."

This year's recipients will receive one-time awards of $10,000 and framed certificates.