Congratulations go out to U.S. Department of Energy scientist Dr. Paul Ohodnicki on his receiving of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers. A member of the Functional Materials Team at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Research & Innovation Center, Dr. Ohodnicki was selected for the award based on “his outstanding innovation and technical leadership, which have advanced foundational materials science and led to the development of new applications and inventions in materials technology.” It is quite an honor, and he will be formally presented with the award this week at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Ohodnicki has also collaborated with Lake Shore on magnetic material research. He has co-authored research of ours into the use of high-temperature first-order-reversal-curve (FORC) analysis of hard and soft magnetic materials. And, later this month at the TechConnect World Nanotech conference in Washington, D.C., Lake Shore Senior Scientist Brad Dodrill will present a new paper co-authored with Dr. Ohodnicki on the use of high-temperature FORC for characterizing two different magnetic nanomaterials: CoFe nanoparticles dispersed in a SiO2 matrix, and FeCo-based nanocrystalline amorphous/nanocomposites.