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Recipient: 1998 John Bardeen Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's John Bardeen Award, established in 1994, recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions and is a leader in the field of electronic materials.
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Subhash Mahajan

Citation: "For seminal contributions in understanding the origins of growth- and processing-induced defects in semiconductors and their influence on device behavior."

Biography: Subhash Mahajan is a professor of electronic materials at Arizona State University. He earned his B.S. in metallurgy at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalor, India, in 1961 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at the University of California at Berkeley in 1964 and 1965, respectively. He served as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1971 to 1983 and was also research manager at AT&T Bell Labs from 1981-1983. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.

He is the author or coauthor of 165 technical papers and one textbook. He has edited or coedited five proceedings, encyclopedias, or handbooks, and has served as editor or associate editor of three technical journals. He has received honors and awards for his work on electronic materials.

Quote: "This award represents a recognition of the collective effort of my colleagues over the years. The field of electronic materials is so vast that complementary strengths must be brought to bear to resolve various scientific issues. During my career, I have been privileged to have worked with a large number of competent colleagues, and I dedicate this award to them."

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