Amanda Pentecost Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Amanda Pentecost, a BS/PhD student in the Nanomaterials Group, has been awarded a 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Pentecost has already published two journal papers based on nanodiamond research performed as an undergraduate member of the Nanomaterials Group. In winning the award, she joins NMG members Kelsey Hatzell and Kristy Jost, who were named as winners in 2012.

NSF made 2,000 award offers from more than 13,000 submitted applications. A full list of the 2013 Fellows can be found here.

Congratulations, Amanda!

New Paper in Materials Express

“Adsorption of proteins in channels of carbon nanotubes: Effect of surface chemistry,” featuring work by Vadym Mochalin, Maria Lukatskaya, and NMG alum Volker Presser, has been published in the March 2013 volume of Materials Express.

Jost Wins 2013 Lindau Award

lindau_logo_topKristy Jost, a PhD candidate in the Nanomaterials Group, has been named a Graduate Student Award winner for the 2013 Lindau Meeting.

The Lindau Award supports exceptional doctoral student researchers to attend the annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany each June. This year’s meeting (to be held June 30-July 5, 2013) will be focused on Chemistry and Chemistry-related fields. Jost works on developing “smart” and electronic textiles by combining high-tech fashion design techniques with advanced materials and nanotechnology, focusing primarily on integrated textile energy storage.

At the meeting, Laureates lecture on the topic of their choice in the mornings and participate in less formal, small-group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings. A list of the participating Nobel Laureates can be found on the Lindau website.

Jost will be the fifth Drexel student to attend a Lindau meeting, and the second from Materials Science & Engineering.