1990-1994 Awards

Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science from the Franklin Institute: - Dr. Isabella Karle, 1994, for 'pioneering contributions in determining the 3-D structure of molecules, making use of both x-ray and electron diffraction, and in particular for her definitive introduction of the symbolic addition method to reveal molecular structure directly from x-ray studies."

Humboldt Prize, Federal Republic of Germany: - Dr. Thomas L. Reinecke, 1994, for accomplishments in research and teaching, and promoting scientific cooperation between institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany and in the USA.

Navy Hispanic Five-Point Program Recognition Award: - Mr. Richard R. Rojas, 1994 "for his tireless efforts in support of NRL's affirmative employment efforts and to the Department of the Navy's Advisory Council on Hispanic Employment."

American Chemical Society's Hillebrand Prize: - Dr. Frances Ligler, 1993, for two bio-sensor projects transitioned to industrial development.

Collier Award for GPS invention from the National Aeronautic Association: - Mr. Peter Wilhelm and Mr. Roger Easton, 1992, for "the most significant development for safe and efficient navigation and surveillance of air and spacecraft since the introduction of radio navigation 50 years ago."

Italian Erice Science for Peace Prize: - Dr. Jerome Karle, 1992, for "discoveries relative to the structure of materials with diffractive methods" and for promoting 'international scientific collaboration above any ideological-political-racial barrier."

Lord Rank Award from the Royal College of Surgeons in London, England: - Dr. Stuart Searles, 1992, for discoveries leading to the development of the rare gas halide excimer laser. These developments include several flashlamp pumped chemical lasers, a free burning flame laser, and the electron beam pumped argon-nitrogen laser.

Women In Science And Engineering Award For Scientific Achievement: - Dr. Cha-Mei Tang, 1992, for work in the area of free electron lasers, on efficiency enhancement schemes and radiation focusing and guiding, and for contributions to the advancement of women in science.

Delmar S. Fahrney Medal from the Franklin Institute: - Dr. Timothy Coffey, 1991, for "leadership in scientific research and technology, both in acquiring the facts and describing their implications relative to a wide range of phenomena of current and future importance in naval and space applications, and for assembling, organizing and supporting teams of scientists who will explore for many consecutive years the frontiers of our knowledge of nature."

Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer: - Dr. Joel Schnur, 1991, for spearheading the transfer of an advanced microelectronic photoresist system to the commercial sector.

Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer: - Dr. David Nagel, 1991, for the transfer of a plasma x-ray lithography process to a start-up company.

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