Congratulations to PhD Candidate Maria Lukatskaya who won the MRS Graduate Students Gold Award. This is the highest recognition for graduate students working in the materials field. Maria was competing against the preselected best PhD students from the very best universities in the world and she won. This is a great achievement!
Maria was also awarded the prestigious and very competitive Hill Fellowship from the College of Engineering. This is a recognition of excellent research that she has been doing over the past 3 years.
Congratulations to our STAR student Michelle Torelli, whose poster titled “Free-standing MXene/Metal Oxide Composite Paper as a Flexible Anode for Li-ion Batteries” (authors: Michelle Torelli, Mengqiang Zhao, & Yury Gogotsi) received the 1st place award at the 15th Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) Annual Student Poster Session Hosted by ACS and YCC at the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia PA, 31 March 2015.
Please join me in congratulating our great friend, excellent colleague and close collaborator Professor Patrice Simon, who has been selected to receive a 2015 Silver Medal from CNRS (French National Research Organization –
Centre national de la recherche scientifique) this year. He is one of just two chemists in France who will be awarded this prestigious medal. This is a great achievement and we look forward to future discoveries and joint papers with Patrice!
Congratulations to Maria Lukatskaya, who has been selected as one of MRS Graduate Student Award finalists. Maria will be competing with students from the best universities in the world for a Gold Award at the Spring 2015 MRS meeting in San Francisco.