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EMAT's work on InN by Wu, Walukiewicz, Yu, Ager and Haller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(21), 3967-9 (2002), makes the list of "Top 50 Most Cited Papers from 50 Years of Applied Physics Letters." (news story)

•  EMAT's work by Wu, Chrzan and Liliental-Weber et al. deciphered secrets of alloying hidden behind nanoscale crop circles, March 2012. (news story)  Article: T. S. Matthews, C. Sawyer, D. F. Ogletree, Z. Liliental-Weber, D. C. Chrzan, and J. Wu, "Large Reaction Rate Enhancement in Formation of Ultra-Thin AuSi Eutectic Layer," Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 096102 (2012).

•  EMAT's work by Wladek Walukiewicz and Kin Man Yu on spintronics resolved a long-standing controversy regarding ferromagnetism in dilute magnetic semiconductors, February 2012. (news story)

•  Junqiao Wu's review paper on nitrides, "When group-III nitrides go infrared: New properties and perspectives", is the No. 2 cited paper out of over 12,000 articles published since 2009 at the Journal of Applied Physics (From Web of Science Statistics), December 2011. (pdf)

U.S. Patent No. 8,039,740, "Single P-N junction tandem photovolatic device," by EMAT PIs Walukiewicz, Ager and Yu, has been issued, October 2011. (patent)

•  Ali Javey wins the ASPIRE Prize.  U.S. Secretary of Energy Steve Chu has presented the 2011 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE Prize) to EMAT's Ali Javey, September 2011. (news story)

•  U.S. Patent No. 8,008,181, "
Propagation of Misfit Dislocations from Buffer/Si Interface into Si," by EMAT PI Zuzanna Liliental-Weber, has been issued, August 2011. (patent)

Prof. Junqiao Wu Group's Physical Review B paper on electrothermally driven current vortices is selected as a featured story at the Physical Review Focus by the American Physical Society. Physical Review Focus selects only four papers each month out of all physical review journals.  (news story)

Junqiao Wu is one of the 65 winners of the prestigious DOE Early Career Award selected from 1150 applicants nation-wide, May 2011.  (news story)

Junqiao wins the NSF CAREER Award from NSF's Division of Materials Research. The CAREER Award is the most prestigious award from NSF supporting junior faculty, February 2011.