Administered by George Washington University, the Arthur S. Flemming Awards are given for excellence in federal service in several categories, including basic science.
Craig Brown wins Flemming Award
Craig Brown explains neutron scattering
concepts to young scientists
NCNR staff member Craig Brown is being recognized in the 2012 Awards for his seminal contributions to our understanding of new materials suited for hydrogen energy storage in next-generation, clean automobiles.
Established by the Downtown Jaycees in 1948, the Flemming Awards honor outstanding federal employees who have at least three but no more than fifteen years of federal service. Recognized by the President of the United States, agency heads, and the private sector, the winners are selected from all areas of the federal service.
Craig's work identified key factors that govern the adsorption of hydrogen in metal-organic framework compounds and highlights the importance of coordinatively unsaturated metal centers in enhancing the binding energy of hydrogen molecules in sorbent materials. His findings address one of the largest obstacles in the road to the hydrogen economy, namely the development of safe, practical hydrogen storage systems that operate at room temperature.
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