Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Turab Lookman
Turab Lookman
Role: Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Award: 2009 LANL Fellows Prize for Outstanding Research in Science or Engineering
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Turab Lookman has received the 2009 LANL Fellows Prize for Outstanding Research in Science or Engineering, which commends individuals for exemplary research performed at the Laboratory within the past 10 years that has had a significant impact on a scientific discipline or program. The committee selected Lookman for "his wide ranging contributions to the understanding of intrinsic inhomogeneity in functional materials." Lookman's work has described for the first time the coupling of elasticity to material functionality such as magnetism and charge polarization. His research provides a potential foundation for new methods of fabricating materials that might be technologically important for new-generation energy research. His work also is important to fundamental materials physics research.