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Professor Sow-Hsin Chen receives Dottore di Ricerca “Honoris Causa” in Fisica (Honorary Doctorate in Physics) from University of Messina, Italy

Sow-Hsin Chen

NSE’s Professor Emeritus Sow-Hsin Chen was awarded the title of Dottore di Ricerca “Honoris Causa” Fisica from the University of Messina in a special ceremony on May 9, 2014 by the University President, Prof. Pietro Navarra, as approved by the University Senate.

Prof. Chen was cited for his pioneering research on the existence of the Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition (LLPT) in supercooled water, part of which has been conducted in collaboration with Prof. Francesco Mallamace and his group at the University of Messina over the last 15 years.

In 2008 Prof. Chen was awarded the Clifford G. Shull Prize from the Neutron Scattering Society of America “for seminal contributions to understanding the dynamical properties of supercooled and interfacial water using neutron scattering techniques, and for an exceptional record of training young scientists in the use of scattering techniques to solve topical interdisciplinary problems in complex fluids and soft matter.” Press release

Sow-Hsin Chen