The North Carolina State University Board of Trustees has awarded the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence to Dr. Jagdish “Jay” Narayan in recognition of his outstanding career at NC State. The Holladay Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the trustees and the university.
Narayan is the John C. Fan Distinguished Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering.
Narayan came to NC State in 1983 as a senior professor. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2011 Reynolds Prize, which recognized sustained excellence in research, teaching and extension by the College of Engineering, and the 2011 Acta Materialia Gold Medal for his pioneering contributions and leadership in materials science worldwide. He is also well-known for earning his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in the record time of one year.
Narayan was cited for the Holladay Medal due to his research in novel materials and groundbreaking contributions in materials science, his mentorship of a large number of highly successful graduate students and postdocs, and his service to the science and engineering community through professional societies and the National Science Foundation, where he served as director of the Division of Materials Research from 1990 to 1992. Narayan has received 35 patents and published over 500 papers in archival journals, which have over 12,800 citations and an h-index of 55 so far.
MRS (Materials Research Society) featured this article in their Materials360 Newsletter.
Below is the original writing, as sent to Dr. Jay Narayan:
Professor Narayan Wins Prestigious Holladay Medal
Professor Jagdish (Jay) Narayan, Inaugural MRS Fellow, has received the 2011-2012 Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence. The Holladay medal, named after the first NCSU Chancellor, is the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Trustees of North Carolina State University on a faculty in recognition of his or her outstanding lifetime accomplishments in research, teaching and other professional services. He is the only recipient this year. Professor Narayan also received earlier 2011 Reynolds Prize, which recognized sustained excellence in research, teaching and extension by the College of Engineering, and the winner received a cash prize of $25,000, endowed by The R. J. Reynolds Industries, Inc.
Professor Narayan was cited for his pioneering research in novel materials and groundbreaking contributions in materials science, mentoring a large number of highly successful graduate students and postdocs, and service to the science and engineering community through professional societies and the National Science Foundation. He has made pioneering contributions in fundamentals of thin film epitaxy across the misfit scale through the paradigm of domain matching epitaxy, novel thin film heterostructures integrated with silicon, three-dimensional epitaxial self-assembled structures, quantum-well nanostructuring leading to Nano-Pocket LED structures, fundamentals of ion-solid and laser-solid interactions, laser annealing, rapid thermal processing, pulsed laser deposition, and formation of novel supersaturated semiconductor alloys and nanostructured materials for next-generation devices and systems. His research on self-assembly of three dimensional nanostructures was hailed as a Breakthrough of the Year by NSF in 2004.
– Taken from Materials360, an electronic semi-monthly newsletter from the Materials Research Society
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