Biography: Dr Simon Elliott is Director of atomic level process simulation at scientific software company Schrödinger, where he develops and applies techniques based on quantum mechanics and machine learning to the surface chemistry of deposition and etch. Prior to this, he studied chemistry at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), and until 2018 led research on modelling atomic layer deposition at Ireland’s Tyndall National Institute. He was co-chair of the 16th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition and chair of the 175-member European network on the same topic. He can sometimes be found introducing theatre improvisation games to scientists as a route to better communication skills.
ALD Student Awards
ALD student awards have been established to recognize outstanding research performed by a graduate student in areas of interest to Atomic Layer Deposition. All Student Awards will be presented on Wednesday during the closing remarks.
ALD Student Finalists will be chosen from the submitted student abstracts. ALD Student Finalists will receive a $500 award upon completing the competition. Competition for the award requires attendance at ALD 2023 and a student presentation of the work in an oral session.
The ALD Best Student Paper Award winner will be selected on the basis of the oral presentation, considering quality of research and clarity of presentation. The award consists of a $1,000 cash prize and a certificate.
In addition, several ALD Student Poster Awards will be presented on Wednesday during the closing remarks. All accepted student poster abstracts are eligible.
JVST A Best ALD Paper Award
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A (JVST A) has been publishing articles originating from the ALD Conference since 2010 as a Special Collection and will continue to do so each year. A JVST A Best ALD Paper Award has been established to recognize an outstanding article contributed to the JVST A ALD Special Collection. Each year JVST A Editors will select the winning paper from the articles published in the most recent ALD Special Collection. Eligible papers will include at least one author who participated in the ALD Conference. Authors on the winning paper will share a $1,000 cash award and each of them will be presented with a certificate acknowledging their exceptional accomplishment. The winning paper will be made freely available for a period of two years and widely promoted via email and on social and professional networks. JVST A does not have page or publication charges and is the flagship journal of AVS, a nonprofit professional society.
ALE Student Awards
ALE student awards have been established to recognize outstanding research performed by a graduate student in areas of interest to Atomic Layer Etching.
ALE Student Finalists will be chosen from the submitted student abstracts. Competition for the award requires attendance at ALE 2023. The first place ALE Best Student Paper Award consists of $1,000.00 USD and a certificate. The second place ALE Best Student Paper Award consists of $500.00 USD and a certificate. The awards will be presented to the winners on the last day of the conference during the closing remarks.
In addition, several ALE Student Poster Awards will be presented on Wednesday during the closing remarks. All accepted student poster abstracts are eligible.
ALD Innovator Awardees
- 2011: Roy Gordon
- 2012: Markku Leskela
- 2013: Steve George
- 2014: Hyeongtag Jeon
- 2015: Gregory Parsons
- 2016: Suvi Haukka
- 2017: Jeff Elam
- 2018: Hyungjun Kim
- 2019: W.M.M. (Erwin) Kessels
- 2020: Mikko Ritala
- 2021: Stacey F. Bent
- 2022: Cheol Seong Hwang
- 2023: Simon Elliott