Professor Sang-Wook Cheong is being honored by the American Physical Society with the 2010 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials, one of the most prestigious prizes the APS awards. The citation reads:
For groundbreaking contributions in theory and experiment that have advanced the understanding and utility of multiferroic oxides.
The prize consists of a cash award and a certificate. He shares this prize with Ramamoorthy Ramesh, UC-Berkeley, and Nicola Spaldin, UC-Santa Barbara (Nicola, a theorist, got her start in this field working with Karin Rabe of our department).