Friday, May 30, 2008
Physics Alumnus Paul Medwick (S'88) wins Carnegie Science Award
CMU Physics Alumnus Dr. Paul A. Medwick (B.S. Physics 1988) has been awarded a Carnegie Science Award. Dr. Medwick is a Senior Research Associate at PPG Industries, Glass Business and Discovery Center in Pittsburgh. Medwick and two of his PPG colleagues were awarded a Carnegie Science Award in May 2008 in the Advanced Manufacturing category. The award was for development of Solarban(R) 70XL glass -- the first-ever, "triple-silver" solar-control/low-emissivity coated glass. Medwick has received other technical awards at PPG, including PPG's President's Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in June 2006. Medwick primarily works in the area of multilayer thin film sputter-deposited coatings for energy-efficient glazings and solar energy applications. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University in 1994.