ORNL’s Kalinin honored for microscopy

kalinin_spm_nrMaterials scientist Sergei Kalinin has been awarded a newly established medal from the Royal Microscopical Society. (ORNL photo)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist Sergei Kalinin has been awarded the inaugural Medal for Scanning Probe Microscopy by the Royal Microscopical Society.

Kalinin is director of ORNL’s Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials, a theme leader at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, and an adjunct professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Tennessee.

According to information provided by the lab, Kalinin’s work involves the development of techniques “to measure and control local structure and properties of materials.” The materials researcher also “studies coupling of transport phenomena in functional oxides and molecular systems and emergent phenomena in nanostructured transition metal oxides,” the lab statement said.

Kalinin holds chemistry and materials science degrees from Moscow State University and a doctorate in materials science from the University of Pennsylvania.

He came to the Oak Ridge lab in 2002 as a Wigner Fellow.

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