The Paxton Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Materials Science and Engineering-Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

The Paxton Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Materials Science and Engineering

This award, made possible by the generosity of Ann and Harry Paxton, is intended to promote excellence in doctoral scholarship by recognizing the best Ph.D. dissertation of the year.

To be eligible, the dissertation must have been submitted in final form in the period between May 1st 2005 and April 30th 2006. Members of the MSE faculty must submit nominations to the MSE Department Head by May 1st 2006. The complete nomination consists of a brief statement explaining the superior qualities of the dissertation (approximately one page), a one sentence summary citation, and a copy of the dissertation in final form.

The winner must attend the annual MSE graduation ceremony, where the Paxton Award will be presented. The winner will receive $1500.