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Recipient: 2000 Robert Lansing Hardy Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Robert Lansing Hardy Award was established in 1955. The medal recognizes outstanding promise for a successful career in the broad field of metallurgy by a metallurgist under the age of 30. In addition, the winner receives a $500 stipend from the Ford Motor Company.
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Oscar D. Dubón, Jr.

Citation: No citation is given for this award.

Biography: Oscar D. Dubón, Jr. is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University studying metal-mediated epitaxial growth of semiconductor thin films.

Dr. Dubón received his B.S. in materials engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1989, and his M.S. in 1992 and Ph.D. in 1996, both from the University of California, Berkeley, in materials science. Prior to his appointment at Harvard, he was a postdoctoral research engineer at U.C. Berkeley.

He has authored or co-authored 20 articles and has presented his work at international conferences and national meetings. Dr. Dubón is the recipient of several awards.

Quote: “I am very honored to be awarded the Hardy Medal. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate education, I was fortunate to receive guidance and inspiration from past recipients. Following in their example, I hope to carry on the spirit of this award through excellence in research, teaching and service. Receiving the Hardy Medal will certainly remain an important achievement in my career.”

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