The North American MBE Conference sponsors the following awards to researchers in the field of molecular beam epitaxy:


Please, see the instruction below for nominating qualified candidates for the first two awards. The nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of previous award recipients and the NAMBE Advisory Board:

MBE Innovator Award

  • 2004: David Miller, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2005: Tony Spring Thorpe, Bell Northern
  • 2006: William Hoke, Raytheon
  • 2007: Norman Cheng, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 2008: James Harris, Stanford University
  • 2009: Colin Wood, Texas State University
  • 2010: Ted Moustakas, Boston University
  • 2011: Charles W. Tu, University of California
  • 2012: Darrell Schlom, Cornell University
  • 2013: George Tuner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2015: Chris J. Palmstrøm, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2016: Tom Tiedje, University of Victoria
  • 2017: Maria Tamargo, City College New York

NAMBE Young Investigator Award

  • 2006: Hock Ng, Bell Labs
  • 2007: Sanjay Krishna, University of New Mexico
  • 2008: Seth Bank, University of Texas, Austin
  • 2009: Aaron Ptak, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • 2009: Barry Wu, Agilent Technologies
  • 2010: Zetian Mi, McGill University
  • 2011: Joshua M.O. Zide, University of Delaware
  • 2012: Minjoo Larry Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2013: Mark Wistey, University of Notre Dame
  • 2015: Ganesh Balakrishnan, University of New Mexico
  • 2016: Stephanie Law, University of Delaware
  • 2017: Siddharth Rajan, Ohio State University


MBE Innovator Award

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 MBE Innovator Award and the NAMBE Young Investigator Award. The deadline for accepting nominations is July 24, 2017.

The North America MBE Advisory Board and Veeco are proud to co-present The MBE Innovator Award, established in 2004.  It is to recognize individuals whose innovative work has significantly advanced the field of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). Individuals must have outstanding credentials, and their innovative work must have had/or be having a significant impact on the advancement of MBE technology in one (or more) of the following four categories:

  • Materials Research
  • Device Development
  • Device Commercialization
  • Equipment Development

The award consists of a plaque and a check of $3,000.

MBE Innovator Award Form (PDF)

E-Mail this nomination form and supporting material by July 24th of this year to:

Professor Charles Tu
Chairman, NAMBE Advisory Board 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr., MC 0407
La Jolla, CA  92093-0407, USA   
Phone: +1-858-822-0220
Fax: +1-858-822-3904

NAMBE Young Investigator Award

The North America MBE Advisory Board is proud to establish the Young Investigator Award to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the science and technology of MBE or enabled by MBE by the age of 40 and show promise of future leadership in the field.  The award shall consist of a plaque and a check of $1,000.

The NAMBE Advisory Board will manage the Young Investigator Award. It will be responsible for soliciting and evaluating the nominations and for final selection of the award recipient.

Young Investigator Award Form (PDF)

Nomination Procedure

Send the nomination packet (link above) by the deadline of July 24th of the current year to:
Prof. Charles W. Tu
Chair, NAMBE Advisory Board
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0407
La Jolla, CA 92093-0407

Outstanding Student Paper Awards

Two will be given based on the quality of the presentations, either oral or poster, made at the Conference. The student awards will be judged by a selection committee consisting of Program Committee members and Advisory Board members at the 2017 NAMBE Conference. The awards consist of a plaque and a check for $500.

Student Travel Assistance Awards

The NAMBE Advisory Board has agreed to support every registered student that stays at the Hilton Galveston Island Hotel with up to $300 toward their room and associated tax expenses. The credit will appear on the final bill at the checkout from the property. Note this offer will be applicable only to students that book their stay through the NAMBE room block/weblink and is on a first come first serve basis until the room block has been filled-up.