Pat Thiel, Ames Laboratory (image) DOE/Ames Laboratory Share Print E-Mail Caption Ames Laboratory's Pat Thiel has won the 2014 AVS Medard W. Welch Award, which recognizes outstanding research in the fields of materials, interfaces and processing. Credit U.S. Dept. of Energy's Ames Laboratory Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.