Woollam to receive ICMCTF's R.F. Bunshah Award

Woollam to receive ICMCTF's R.F. Bunshah Award

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John Woollam, George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering.
John Woollam, George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering.

John Woollam, George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Nebraska, has been chosen to receive the 2017 R.F. Bunshah Award and to present the Honorary Lecture at the 2017 International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF).

Woollam will be honored at the group’s 44th annual conference, April 24-28 in San Diego, California.

Woollam, an internationally known expert in ellipsometry and a member of the faculty since 1979, also is founder and president of the J.A. Woollam Co., a university spin-off that has emerged as a worldwide leader in the production of spectroscopic ellipsometry instrumentation. Spectroscopic ellipsometry is a process that uses reflected polarized light to detect properties of materials and make precise measurements of films that are only an atom or two thick.

The J.A. Woollam Co. manufactures ellipsometers for a wide range of applications and, with distributorships in more than a dozen countries, has sold over 2,500 ellipsometers worldwide. Woollam is named on 57 patents and his company has secured more than 100 patents to date. His research results appear in more than 430 peer-reviewed publications and he has delivered more than 475 presentations at society meetings.