The Albert Crewe Award annually honors an early career scientist, in the field of physical sciences, for significant contributions in the field of microscopy and microanalysis during the first six years since doctoral graduation. The 2018 Crewe Award winner is: Timothy J. Pennycook, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany.
Timothy Pennycook had insight into the importance of drift and collection angle on the EELS elemental mapping data before even beginning his PhD. He is an innovator who pushes the bounds of what is physically possible with technological development. His work has shed light on the dynamics of materials and was the first to see the dynamics of a chemical reaction in atomic scale detail. (09.2018)