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Recipient: 2002 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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John M. Poate

Citation: "For the development of ion beam techniques for the analysis and modification of new surface properties of several classes of electronic materials."

Biography: John Poate is chief technology officer of Axcelis Technologies, a supplier of ion implantation and processing equipment for the semiconductor industry. Dr. Poate earned both a B.S. in physics in 1962 and an M.S. in nuclear physics in 1964 from Melbourne University and a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Australian National University in 1967. He has authored more than 300 publications in archival journals and holds twelve patents.

Quote: “The TMS John Bardeen Award is particularly prestigious, and it is a great honor for me to receive the award. As a Bell Labs alumnus, the associations with John Bardeen and electronic materials are especially meaningful. I have presented many papers at TMS meetings on thin film reactions, ion implantation in Si and ion implantation metallurgy, laser annealing and diffusion in crystalline amorphous Si. TMS is a unique forum for presenting and discussing those critical areas of electronic materials.”

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