|Dr. Han Htoon Wins Award|
Han Htoon (C-PCS) Wins the Postdoctoral Distinguished Performance Award
Han Htoon, a postdoctoral fellow with the Softmatter Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy Team in C-PCS has been awarded the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Postdoctoral Distinguished Performance Award based on his based on his exceptional contribution to the success of several research programs at LANL and his significant new insights into the fundamental physics of nanoscale semiconductors. Han joined Los Alamos in December 2001 after winning a LANL Director’s Fellowship. His work at Los Alamos has concentrated on spectroscopic studies of semiconductor nanocrystals and carbon nanotubes using the most advanced methods of ultrafast and single-nanoparticle spectroscopic techniques. These studies have been extremely successful, producing 3 Physical Review Letters within less than 2 years (2 PRLs in 2004 and 1 PRL in 2003). This is an unusual record of productivity for a young experimentalist, particularly considering that this work has been mostly a single-researcher effort that required the development of novel spectroscopic instrumentation.
The Postdoctoral Distinguished Performance Awards recognizes outstanding and unique contributions by Lab postdocs that result in a positive and significant impact on the Laboratory's programmatic or scientific efforts or status in the scientific community. It also recognizes unusual creativity, innovation, or dedication and level of performance substantially beyond that which would normally be expected.