Purpose: To acknowledge outstanding accomplishments by postdoctoral fellows who conduct their research at EMSL.
The award is named in honor of Dr. M. Tom Thomas, who joined the EMSL project team in 1987 and served in various leadership capacities as the project progressed from conceptualization to realization. Tom served as the EMSL Project Manager from 1989 to 1991, and was the EMSL Operations Manager before retiring from Battelle in 1995.
Nature: The award consists of a commemorative plaque and a $1000 cash award. The recipient is requested to deliver a seminar describing the outstanding accomplishment. Nominations are solicited during the first part of the year.
Current Recipient, 2015: Manjula Nandasiri received the award for the quality of his energy and atmospheric materials research, the scientific progress he has made as a postdoctoral researcher at EMSL, and the number and potential impact of his publications.
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