Aneesh Koka and Dr. Henry A. Sodano have won the ASME Best Paper Award in Material Systems for their research article on "High-sensitivity Accelerometer Composed of Ultra-long Barium Titanate Nanowire Arrays" that was published in Nature Communications. The ASME Aerospace Division presents two awards annually: Best Paper in Structures and Best Paper in Material Systems selected from all journal articles published in 2013. Aneesh and Dr. Sodano's published article was chosen as the best paper in material systems for the year 2013.
Sheng-Po Fang, a PhD student in Dr. YK Yoon's group, has been selected by the Florida Chapter of the American Vacuum Society and Florida Society for Microscopy as the 2014 recipient of the Grand Prize in Materials Processing Student Poster Award. This annual award is used to recognize students who meet exemplary academic achievement and contributions to the community.
Camilo Velez Cuervo won 1st place in the BME Research Photogrpahy Contest for his submission titled "Nano van Gogh". The optical microscope image shows Fe-Co nanoparticles that self-assembled into an interesting fractal-type pattern.
Mohammad Malakooti, a PhD student in Dr. Henry Sodano's group, has been selected by the College of Engineering as one of its 2013-2014 recipients of the Outstanding International Student Award. This annual award at University of Florida is used to recognize students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also show a wide range of accomplishments and contributions to the community.
Congratulations to Cheolbok Kim on receiving the 2013 IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society (AP-S) Doctoral Research Award! The IEEE AP-S awards up to ten PhD fellowships each year to encourage students to pursue a career in the area of Antenna and Electromagnetics. The awards are intended to support students involved in project work directed by a faculty member at their institution who is a member of the IEEE AP-S. The title of his research is: "Low Loss and High Gain Terahertz Antenna Systems Using Micromachined Air-lifted 3D Structures and Metamaterials" The award selection is based on creativity and quality of the proposed project, discussion of the technical interests and skills of the student as well as the recommendation letter.
Kelly McEachern (first-year PhD student) and Zachary Kaufman (graduating undergraduate student) were each awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Please join me in congratulating both!
PhD candidate Haixiong Tang from Dr. Henry Sodano’s group has been awarded the 1st Place SPIE/ASME Best Student Paper Award at SPIE’s 20th International Symposium on Smart Materials in San Diego on March 13, 2013. In addition, Haixiong received the 2012 ChineseGovernment Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Studying Abroad, a prestigious Chinese government award given to selected students studying abroad in recognition of excellent academic achievement. Haixiong was one of 489 researcher from 29 countries selected for this award. Congratulations!
Dr. David Arnold was selected as one of four recipients of the 2012-13 Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award by the College of Engineering. This award encourages and rewards excellence, innovation and effectiveness in mentoring doctoral students through their final dissertation.
Pitfee Jao, current IMG member, have been selected as a recipient of the 2013 UF-HHMI Science for Life Graduate Student Award.The award rewards excellence in graduate students who participate in research and publication opportunities in the life sciences in collaboration with undergraduates.
For more information please visit http://sfl.aa.ufl.edu/index.php?link=grad
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