Congratulations to PhD Student Katie Van Aken for winning second place in the ASM poster contest and undergraduate researcher Alexander McBride for being awarded an ASM scholarship at the Liberty Bell Chapter meeting this week!
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 Katie on being selected as a Fellow in the GAANN Grand Challenges program!
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.
Earlier this year, PhD student and Nanomaterials Group Member Katie Van Aken won ACS Publications’ nano t-shirt design contest. Katie’s winning design has now been adapted and t-shirts have been distributed — see members of the Nanomaterials Group showing them off below.
Read more about Wearable Power and the visualization challenge on the Drexel COE website.
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Last year, Nanomaterials Group PhD candidate Kristy Jost was named a Graduate Student Award winner for the 2013 Lindau Meeting, giving her the opportunity to attend the annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany in June. The 2013 meeting was 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.
Jost attended the meeting and met with a number of Laureates (see photo below of her with 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Laureate Dan Shechtman).
The Nanomaterials Group’s Katie Van Aken won the first ACS Publications “Nano” T-shirt design contest. Katie’s design will now become the official inspiration for a new ACS Publications “Nano” t-shirt. For more information about the contest and a photo of Katie’s winning design, see the ACS post here.