HPSTAR's Ross Howie To Receive Jamieson Award
HPSTAR newest associate staff scientist Ross Howie will be given the prestigious Jamieson Award from the International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology. The Jamieson Award is just “bestowed to an early-career scientist who has just completed outstanding PhD thesis research or given a single exceptional contribution in the field of high-pressure research as a postdoc.” This medal is given biannually to just one person. The winner will be recognized as the single brightest young star during the two-year period by the highest authoritative high-pressure society.
Ross Howie is a postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Science at Extreme Condition, the University of Edinburgh, U.K. Ross focuses his studies on static compression experiments of hydrogen and deuterium at high-pressure and temperature. During his PhD, Dr. Howie discovered a new phase of hydrogen (phase IV), the first solid phase of hydrogen to be discovered in past 25 years.
Howie is being honored for his innovative work on hydrogen at extreme conditions; his incredibly challenging in experimental difficulties. His work has been published in a number of prestigious journals. Recently, He and co-workers discovered a new, dense form of hydrogen, possibly a liquid phase at unusually low temperature, which is published on Nature Materials. “This discovery of a new hydrogen phase represents a significant step forward. It is likely to stimulate the development of key experimental tools and techniques to answer the number of questions its observation raises,” remarked Dr. Wendy L. Mao in Nature Materials.
Dr. Ross Howie, is joining HPSTAR as a new Associate Staff Scientist in 2015. “HPSTAR is proud to support young investigators with a vision of the future,” remarked HPSTAR director Ho-Kwang Mao. “We look forward to Ross’s future successes.”
Howie will be presented the Jamieson Award at the AIRAPT 2015 conference in Madrid (SPAIN) this September.
The International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology is also known as Association International pour L'Avancement de la Reserche et de la Technologie aux Hautes Pression (AIRAPT). The organization holds international conference every two years to promote high pressure science and technology.
John Calhoun Jamieson was Professor of Geophysics at the University of Chicago. The John C. Jamieson Memorial Fund supports the Award. Jamieson’s former students and colleagues established the fund managed by Bob Schock, a former postdoc of Jamieson and currently Director of the World Energy Council.