David Castner Honored by UK Surface Analysis Forum Filed Under: AwardsMAFNews 2014 RiviÃ¨re Prize Winner David Castner MolES faculty member and NESAC/BIO Director David Castner was recently awarded the 2014 RiviÃ¨re Prize from the UK Surface Analysis Forum. This award is presented to researchers whose work has had a major impact on other researchers in the field of surface analysis. In naming Castner the 2014 recipient, the UK Surface Analysis Forum cited his “contribution to the study, analysis and understanding of biological and biomaterial interfaces. David has provided stimulus, guidance and encouragement to researchers working in this growing field and has been quick to recognize and investigate the potential of methods new to the area, such as SIMS, NEXAFS and non-linear optical techniques. His research, regular presentations and tireless work in numerous international committees and advisory boards has ensured that the surface analysis of biomaterials is recognized as a significant and important activity." The award is named after John RiviÃ¨re, the founding Chairman of the UKESCA Users Group, in recognition of his efforts in setting up the group and steering it to be the UK's main focus in applied surface science. For more information about the RiviÃ¨re Prize and past winners, visit https://www.uksaf.net/?page_id=138.