Our group’s review article in the Journal of Materials Research has been chosen as the winner of the Early Career Scholar in Materials Science Prize by the journal editors with the Materials Research Society! This paper was the result of hard work by graduate students Suresh Thapa, Rajendra Paudel, Miles Blanchet, and Patrick Gemperline, who were co-first authors on it and wrote it during the height of the COVID pandemic in the spring and summer of 2020. Thanks to the many Zoom calls and revisions from everyone it is now a valuable resource for new researchers looking to integrate X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy into film growth! The video above is an interview with Dr. Comes and Prof. Gary Messing of Penn State University, who is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. The press release from JMR is here.