Provost Kent Fuchs has announced the eight winners of the Provost's Award for Distinguished Scholarship for 2010. The $30,000 awards recognize outstanding tenured faculty members early in their careers for distinguished research and scholarly achievements, combined with their continuing commitment to Cornell.
David Muller, professor of applied and engineering physics, is being honored for his work in the atomic scale characterization of interfaces. In 2006 he received the Burton Award, which is given to the best electron microscopist under the age of 40. Muller is also co-director of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science.
Nominations for awards were made by the college deans, and a committee of vice provosts, chaired by Fuchs, made the final selections.