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LNLS scientist receives the Dale Sayers award


For the first time, prize goes to a Latin American researcher


Narcizo M. Souza-Neto, lead scientist at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), received the Dale Sayers Award, granted every three years by the International X-ray Absorption Society (IXAS), during the XVI International X-Rays Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) Conference in August, in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Considered one of the most important awards in the field of X-Rays
Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS), it was for the first time given to a Latin American Scientist. The prize is granted for outstanding young scientists who “have made remarkable contributions to the field of XAS”. In Souza-Neto case, the award is “for contributions to the development of XAS for studies of matter under extreme conditions”.

Narcizo M. Souza-Neto

Scientist at LNLS since 2010, Souza-Neto works on the development of instrumentation for the use of synchrotron techniques under extreme conditions, such as high pressures. He also actively works on the design of three x-ray spectroscopy beamlines to be installed at the Sirius synchrotron source currently under construction in Brazil.