Canan Dagdeviren, Ph.D. student in John Rogers group, has been selected as the recipient of the Maria Pia Gratton International Award for 2011-2012.
Shen Dillon is among 65 scientists from across the nation selected for five-year awards under the Department of Energy Office of Science's Early Career Research Program. The five-year awards are designed to bolster the nation's scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work. Awardees were selected from a pool of about 1,150 university- and national laboratory-based applicants. Selection was based on peer review by outside scientific experts.
The winners of the 2011 Racheff-Intel Awards are Hua Lu (Cheng group), Scott Parker (Granick group), Joshua Kacher (Robertson group), and Rui Zhang (Schweizer group). They will present their research at the department colloquium on May 2.
Hefei Hu, a Ph.D. student in Jim Zuo's group, has been selected to receive a 2011 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Microanalysis Society for his paper "Nanostructure of the Iron Chalcogenide Superconductor Fe1+yTexSe1-x."
Steve Granick has been selected to present one of the two Langmuir Lectures for the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry. The Langmuir Lectures are presented during the Fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Rannesh Lokesh, Ph.D. student co-advised by Prof. Pascal Bellon and Prof. Robert Averback, was selected for Outstanding Poster in the Microstructural Processes in Irradiated Materials (MPIM) symposium at the TMS 2011 conference. The poster was titled "Nanoscale precipitation in Cu-TiB2 thin films under ion irradiation."
Rong Tong (Ph.D. 2010, Jianjun Cheng advisor) won the 2011 AkzoNobel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry. An award symposium for Rong Tong will be held at the Denver meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Jennifer Lewis has been selected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society. The title of MRS Fellow honors those MRS members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, world-wide.
Jonathan Naber, senior in MatSE, has been selected to receive the Lisle Abbott Rose Award and the Wakeland Undergraduate Leadership Award from the College of Engineering. The Rose Award is given to a senior who most nearly approaches the ideal of technical excellence combined with cultural breadth, depth, and sensitivity. The Wakeland Award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership accomplishments.
Dallas Trinkle has been named a recipient of one of the 2011 Xerox Awards for Faculty Research. The awards will be presented by the College of Engineering in May.
Jonathan Naber, a senior in MatSE, was named a Knight of St. Patrick. The Knight of St. Patrick is an annual award given by the College of Engineering to approximately 10-15 students who represent leadership, excellence in character, and exceptional contribution to the College of Engineering and its students. The award is one of the highest honors received by a student from the College of Engineering.
Cassandra Kingsbury (MSE 308), Damon Hebert (MSE 405) and Lito de la Rama (MSE 462) were selected as the first group of Racheff Teaching Fellows for Spring 2011.
Nhon Vo received the Gold Award from the Materials Research Society during the society's fall meeting in Boston. MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction. Vo is co-advised by Robert Averback and Pascal Bellon. The title of his presentation was "Nanocrystalline Materials in Extreme Conditions."
The poster "Direct-Write Assembly of 3D Microperiodic Hydrogel Scaffolds for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture" received first prize ($1,000) at the 2010 International Conference on Biofabrication held in Philadelphia in October. Authors included Lucas Osterbur, Ph.D. student in Jennifer Lewis' group, postdoc Scott Slimmer, Jennifer Lewis, Jianjun Cheng, and Fei Wang (Cell & Developmental Biology).
A manuscript by Zeba Parkar, Ph.D. student in Jim Economy's group, was selected for a 2010 SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition Best Paper Award.
David Cahill, Donald B. Willett Professor of Engineering, has been named as the next head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, effective August 16, 2010.
Postdoctoral researcher Sharlotte Kramer and Ph.D. student Brett Beiermann received best paper honors at a recent meeting of the Society for Experimental Mechanics. Kramer and Beiermann are members of the Sottos research group. Authors of the paper are Sharlotte Kramer, Brett Beiermann, Doug Davis, Nancy Sottos, Scott White, and Jeff Moore.
Jiong Zhang, Ph.D. student in Jim Zuo's group; Hunter McDaniel, Ph.D. student in Moonsub Shim's group; Liang Hu, Ph.D. student in Les Allen's group; and Wenjun Cai, Ph.D. student in Pascal Bellon's group received 2010 Racheff-Intel Awards for outstanding graduate research in Materials Science and Engineering. Winners receive a plaque and up to $1,000 in travel funds to present their research at a scientific conference in the next 18 months. The top winner (Jiong Zhang) also received a cash payment of $1,500 which can be used to purchase a computer.