Mattia Biesuz, Università di Trento
Citation: For fundamental contribution to the knowledge and development of flash sintering phenomena and processes in ceramics.
Mattia Biesuz is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Università di Trento, Italy, where he also received his academic degrees. Biesuz’s research interests include flash sintering, cold sintering, polymer-derived ceramics, ceramics joining, and high-entropy materials.
Aditya Sood, Stanford University
Citation: For pioneering correlated dynamic structure and transport studies, and the discovery of a new electrically-triggered metastable phase in an operating device.
Aditya Sood is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences at Stanford University and SLAC National Laboratory, working with professors Aaron Lindenberg and William Chueh. He received his BTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and PhD degree from Stanford University, both in materials science and engineering. His doctorate work was done under the supervision of Kenneth Goodson in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford, in close collaboration with the group of Eric Pop in electrical engineering. Sood’s interests lie at the intersection of thermal transport, nanoelectronics, and ultrafast physics, with a focus on visualizing and controlling atomistic dynamics across a range of technologically relevant time scales. His awards include the Batra Gold Medal from IIT Kanpur (2011), the Gold Graduate Student Award from the Materials Research Society (2017), and the Linac Coherent Light Source Young Investigator Award from SLAC National Laboratory (2021).
MRS acknowledges the Jiang Family Foundation and MTI Corporation for their generous contribution to support this award.