Metal Physics Award 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gianluigi Botton is the 2017 recipient of CMSC Metal Physics Award.

Gianluigi Botton received a degree in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Materials Engineering at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal. He was Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge from 1993 to 1998. He joined the Materials Technology Laboratory of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) in 1998 as a research scientist. In 2001 he moved to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University where he holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electron Microscopy of Nanoscale Materials. He is recipient of the 2017 Faculty of Engineering Research Achievement Award at McMaster University. He was selected for Hsun Lee Research Award of the Institute of Metals of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America, he received the Brian Ives Lectureship of the ASM in 2009, the CAMBR Lectureship at Western University in 2013 and the NABMM Scientific Merit Award at NRCan. Dr. Botton established, and currently leads, the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy a national facility for ultrahigh-resolution microscopy. He was President of the Microscopical Society of Canada and he is Editor of Microscopy, and on the editorial board of Micron, two international journals dedicated the development and application of microscopy methods. In 2007, he organised the Canadian Materials Science Conference at McMaster University.