Awards and Announcements

  • Zakaria Y. Al Balushi
    Date Posted: 03/01/17
    Zakaria Y. Al Balushi, Alfred P. Sloan Scholar, was the recipient of the MRS Graduate Student Gold Award at the 2016 MRS fall meeting. From quantum dots to thin films, group-III nitrides (AlN, GaN, and InN) are considered one of the most technologically important classes of materials since the discovery of silicon. They were key to...
  • Date Posted: 02/28/17
    Yu-Chuan Lin, received the MRS Graduate Student Silver Award at the 2016 MRS Fall meeting. His research was on integrating 2D semiconductors, such as graphene and MoS2/WSe2, into atomically thin heterostructures that exhibit unprecedented phenomena. He adapted a variety of surface characterization techniques to probe these novel 2D...
  • Collin Smyth, a senior majoring in materials science and engineering, won first place in the 2016 College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Undergraduate Poster Exhibition for a poster based on his own research exploring the volatility of nuclear waste glass. The poster, “Single-Pass Flow-Through Corrosion of Calcium Aluminosilicate Glass Powder,” was completed with the help of adviser Carlo Pantano.  Image: David Kubarek / Penn State
    Date Posted: 12/15/16
    David Kubarek  December 14, 2016 [Full article on Penn State News] UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Collin Smyth shined with a $500 first place finish for his poster titled “Single-Pass Flow-Through Corrosion of Calcium Aluminosilicate Glass Powder” at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ (EMS) fifth annual...
  • Qi Li
    Date Posted: 11/01/16
    Qi Li, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Qing Wang’s research group at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is a recipient of the MRS Postdoctoral Award. This award recognizes postdoctoral scholars who are showing exceptional promise during their postdoc assignment. Li’s research focuses on novel polymer-based...
  • Date Posted: 10/03/16
    Zi-Kui Liu, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University (USA), was the winner of the 2015 LiXun Lecture Award, visited Metals Institute from Sep. 18 to 21 to carry out cooperation and exchange. During the visit, Professor Zi-Kui Liu gave a presentation entitled "Computational...