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Julian MoosmannThe APS Users Organization is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 APSUO Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award is Julian Moosmann, currently a PhD student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Nominated by Ralf Hofmann (also of KIT), Moosmann has used synchrotron radiation at the APS to develop techniques for 4D (time-resolved) imaging for the in vivo analysis of embryonic development, revealing biological processes that could not previously be observed. Hofmann noted that Moosmann is "an original and visionary thinker" who is embarking on what promises to be a very exciting scientific career.

This biannual award was established in 2004 to recognize an important scientific or technical achievement by a young investigator (senior graduate student or within two years of his or her PhD. degree) that was accomplished at or strongly beneficial to the APS. The selection committee wishes to acknowledges this year's many strong nominees. The high quality and outstanding achievements of the young scientists who were considered for this award made the committee's job very challenging.

Read more about Julian's work

Call for nominations (closed)


APS Katherine M. Davis (Purdue University)
X-ray Emission Analysis of the S-state Intermediates of the Photosystem II Protein Complex (abstract)
CNM Chrystian Posada (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Development of a N-UNCD-based Field Emitter Array for a Flat-panel X-ray Source (abstract)
EMC Carlos Alvarez (Northwestern University)
Nanocrystallization in Fluorochlorozirconate Glasses (abstract)



APS Leandra S. Boucheron (Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego)
Jamming Transition in Quasi-2D Self-Assembled Nanoparticle Monolayers (poster A-11)
APS Justin A. Newman (Department of Chemistry, Purdue University)
Probing X-ray-induced Damage by SHG Microscopy (poster A-8)
APS Koffi Pierre Yao (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Chromium Redox on the Charging of Li-air Batteries (poster A-73)
CNM Jian-Yih Cheng (Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago)
Controlling the Length of Self-assembled Cu-Si Nanowires by Electric Field (poster C-16)
CNM Monica C. So (Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University)
Layer-by-layer Fabrication of Oriented Porous Thin Films Based on Porphyrin-containing Metal-organic Framework (poster C-2)
EMC Yuyuan Lin (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University)
Imaging the Atomic Surface Structures of CeO2 Nanoparticles (poster E-4)


Heartfelt thanks to all the judges who reviewed CVs and posters for the student awards!!


Updated 05/14/14