Ling won the Advanced Photon Source Users Organization's Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award for his work using high-resolution tomography to develop a fundamental understanding of the mechanical and multifunctional design of biological materials. Read more here.
Alex's just-published paper on making extremely durable, corrosion-resistant steel coatings is featured in the BBC podcast Science in Action (starting at 14:08 minutes). Read more about the work in a Harvard press release.
When George Ledlie, Harvard Class of 1884, died in 1927 he left Harvard a $1,000 bequest with very specific instructions: The income generated by the gift was to “be paid not oftener than once in every two years as a prize to a person in any way connected with said University, who, in the judgment of said University since the last awarding of the said prize, has by research, discovery or otherwise made the most valuable contribution to science, or in any way for the benefit of mankind …”