2010-11 Graduate Student Awards

2010-11 Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Symposium Awards August 19, 2010

Student Research Presentations

  • First place:
    • Meenesh Singh, Advisor Ramkrishna, Control of Polymorph and Morphology Distribution of Crystalline Products: Modeling and Measurements.
  • Second place:
    • Pei-Fang Sung, Advisor Harris, Deposition Pattern from Drying of Colloidal Suspension Sessile Droplets.
  • Third place:
    • Anirudh Shenvi, Advisor Agrawal, Novel Solutions for Improved Distillation Efficiency.
  • Third place:
    • W. Damion Williams, Advisors Ribeiro & Delgass, Effect of Nanoparticle Size on Gold Water-Gas Shift Catalysts.

Student Poster Session Winners

  • Best Poster:
    • Julie Kadrmas, Advisor Liu, Peptide-Based Cues That Influence Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation in Cartilage Engineering.
  • Honorable Mention:
    • John O'Grady, Advisor Morgan, Heterotrophic Growth of Microalgae on Glycerol Mixtures for Biodiesel Production.
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Ahmad Al-Kukhum & Hyun-Tae Hwang, Advisor Varma, New Methods to Generate Hydrogen for Vehicle Applications.

Faculty Lecture Award:

  • Dr. Vishesh Shah; his seminar title is "Energy Savings in Distillation via Identification of Useful Configurations".

Research Publication Award:

  • Dr. Nanette R. Boyle, "Flux balance analysis of primary metabolism in Chlamydomonas reinharditi", published in BMC Systems Biology, 2009, cited 12 times.
  • Dr. Qijie Guo, "Synthesis of Cu2ZnSnS4 Nanocrystal ink and its us4e for Solar cells", published in JACS, 2009, cited 24 times.