Mr. Xin-Liang Yan, a doctoral student at the University of the Free State, is this year’s winner of the Goodfellow Award for Best Publication by a PhD Student in the field of condensed matter and materials. Mr. Yan’s paper, “Investigation of interdiffusion and depth resolution in Cu/Ni multilayers by means of AES depth profiling”, was published in Applied Surface Science, volume 364, pages 567-572 of 2016.
The Goodfellow Award, the top honour bestowed by the Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials at the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) conference each year, is funded by the Goodfellow Group of Companies, international suppliers of high-quality metals, polymers, ceramics and other materials to universities and other research facilities. According to Goodfellow Managing Director Stephen Aldersley, the Goodfellow Award – first given at the SAIP conference in 2000 – is a tangible example of the company’s commitment to recognizing talented young scientists. “We at Goodfellow are pleased to highlight the innovative research of these outstanding young professionals”, says Aldersley. “They are truly an inspiration to us all”.
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