Paul Canfield receives E.O. Lawrence Award


Ames Laboratory physicist Paul Canfield received an Ernest Orlando Lawrence award on May 21 in a special ceremony at DOE headquarters in Washington D.C. Canfield was one of nine scientists selected for the 2011 Lawrence award and is the first Ames Laboratory researcher to be chosen for the honor.

Canfield, who is also a Distinguished Professor and the Robert Allen Wright Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University, was selected in recognition of his outstanding work in synthesizing and characterizing materials in single crystal form.

The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Award recognizes contributions in research and development supporting the DOE. The Lawrence Award was established in 1959 to honor the memory of Dr. Ernest Orlando Lawrence, who invented the cyclotron, a particle accelerator. The award includes a gold medal and an honorarium.