October 3, 2003
Robert M. White, University Professor of ECE and EPP; Director of the DSSC, won the 2004 George E. Pake Prize for outstanding research in physics and leadership in industrial research and development. The $5,000 prize is awarded by the American Physical Society (APS).
Throughout his career, Robert White has pushed the agenda of partnerships with industry, government and academia by advancing both basic science and technology, said John L. Anderson, dean of Carnegie Mellons College of Engineering. He is a perfect candidate for this award and he deserves the honor.
The prize was endowed in 1983 by the Xerox Corp. in recognition of the outstanding achievements of George E. Pake as a research physicist and a director of industrial research. Pake is a 1945 graduate of Carnegie Mellon.
Whites research has focused on the physics of magnetic phenomena, an area in which he has made seminal contributions to the behavior of light in magnetic materials.