The award honors the authors of an article published in 2020 that has outstanding influence across the field of materials chemistry, while also recognizing that research is a team endeavor.
Chemistry of Materials and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry are proud to announce that Shruti Hariyani, Graduate Student and Research Assistant at the University of Houston and Jakoah Brgoch, Associate Professor at the University of Houston, and Principal Investigator in the Texas Center for Superconductivity, are the winners of the 2021 Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award. The award honors the authors of an article published in 2020 that has outstanding influence across the field of materials chemistry, while also recognizing that research is a team endeavor.
The winning paper, “Local Structure Distortion Induced Broad Band Emission in the All-Inorganic BaScO2F:Eu2+ Perovskite” exemplifies the power of using computation and experiment to gain a deeper understanding of how local distortions can impact a material’s properties. “An important takeaway is that low concentrations of rare-earth dopants can affect the local structure of the host material, which should have a significant impact on the design of future phosphor materials,” says Sara E. Skrabalak, Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry of Materials.
Referencing the teamwork aspect of the award, Skrablak notes that “The nomination materials also highlighted creative problem-solving and effective mentoring as Shruti learned how to conduct advanced calculations via Zoom meetings with Professor Brgoch during laboratory shutdowns. This training has been a springboard for Shruti, who is now collaborating with other groups on understanding different phosphor systems.”
Stay tuned for details about the upcoming Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award symposium during the ACS Fall National Meeting.
Check out these other articles by the winning authors:
Predicting Thermal Quenching in Inorganic Phosphors
Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 14, 6256-6265
Sr6(BO3)3BN2: An Oxido–Nitrido–Borate Phosphor Featuring BN2 Dumbbells
Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 19, 8587-8594
Ba3Y2B6O15:Ce3+— A High Symmetry, Narrow-Emitting Blue Phosphor for Wide-Gamut White Lighting
Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 8, 2668-2675
Closing the Cyan Gap Toward Full-Spectrum LED Lighting with NaMgBO3:Ce3+
Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 2, 882-888
DOI: DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b04739