Professor Chris Theron, HoD of the Physics Department at the University of Pretoria, hands over the Goodfellow PhD Publication Award of the Division for Physics of Materials and Matter for 2019 to Ms Fatemeh Taghizadeh. This award has been sponsored by Goodfellow for many years and is awarded to the best publication by a student based on work done for their PhD degree.
The 2019 Goodfellow PhD Award for the best PhD publication by a South African student in the field of the Physics of Materials and Matter has been presented to Ms Fatemeh Taghizadeh of the University of Pretoria for her publication entitled, “Electronic properties and transformation kinetics of two prominent metastable defects introduced in GaAs during sputter deposition of Au Schottky contacts”, published in Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, volume 99, 15 August 2019, pages 23-27.
The annual Goodfellow PhD Award is the most prestigious award presented by the Division for Physics of Materials and Matter. The presentation took place during the 2019 South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) Conference.
The Goodfellow PhD Award 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.
I continue to be impressed by the innovative research that has been recognised since 2001 by the Goodfellow PhD Award. I extend my sincere congratulations to these outstanding young scientists.
Stephen Aldersley, Chief Executive Officer, Goodfellow