Image_gallery: BEST IN SHOW: Flavio Griggio Graduate Student, Materials Science and EngineeringSEM image of Parylene coated MEMS based piezoelectric ultrasound transducer array for high resolution imaging system. (Colors were added to the image using Adobe Photoshop.) 1ST PLACE SCIENTIFIC: Barbara Garrison Shapiro Professor of Chemistry, with Michael F. Russo and Zbigniew PostawaSurface topography after 7x1012 Au3 impacts per cm2. The color ranges from pink for a depth of 8 nm below the original surface to yellow-orange for 4.5 nm above. 2ND PLACE SCIENTIFIC: Ryan White Graduate Student, Materials Science and EngineeringA transmission electron micrograph of a LaB6-ZrB2 fiber-type eutectic ceramic composite shows plastic deformation. The sample was extracted in-situ from a Vickers hardness indentation with the focused ion beam. 3RD PLACE SCIENTIFIC: Sarah Eichfeld Graduate Student, Materials Science and EngineeringA forest of silicon nanowires formed by Au diffusion down the sides of the nanowires nucleating additional nanowire growth. 1ST PLACE VISUAL: Steve Poterala Graduate Student, Materials Science and EngineeringDendritic growth of bismuth modified PbTiO3 produces these interlocking crystal plates. Domain structure in the ferroelectric PbTiO3 is revealed by etching the crystals from a PbO-Bi2O3-KCl flux. 2ND PLACE VISUAL: Jane Howell Graduate Student, Materials Science and EngineeringA 176 nm thick NiAl intermetallic thin film after etching in hydrofluoric acid for 10 minutes. The spiral cracking is an indication of tensile residual stresses. 3RD PLACE VISUAL: Heayoung Yoon Post Doc, Electrical Engineering, with Yuwen Yu, Graduate Student, Electrical EngineeringSilicon octopus in microelectronics. The 25um-long octopus arms are stretched out from the silicon planar body to capture prey.