Congratulations to Victoria Albright for winning the 2019 College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award! Each year, the College of Engineering selects one doctoral student and one master’s student for this award. The recipients must demonstrate excellence above and beyond usual levels of achievement.
The Sukhishvili group’s research on stimuli-responsive biomedical soft materials has been highlighted on the Texas A&M Engineering website. The news article, titled “Rising temperatures: Sukhishvili and team develop novel biomedical soft materials”, provides updates for the group’s research and recent student accomplishments.
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Our article “Functional Surfaces through Controlled Assemblies of Upper Critical Solution Temperature Block and Star Copolymers” was featured on the cover of Langmuir, Volume 35, Issue 33.
Undergraduate students Samantha Hernandez, Jeremy Zheng, and Christian Frey presented their research at the Summer 2019 Undergraduate Research Poster Session on July 31, 2019.
Here’s what Samantha said about her experience:
“The Summer 2019 LAUNCH poster session allowed me to share my experience in Materials Science research with other undergraduate students, while learning about new advances being made in various other disciplines. Within the Sukhishvili group, I study stimuli-responsive micellar films under Victoria Albright’s mentorship; for this session, I focused on presenting information about the internal structure and stability of our micellar films. Presenting a poster encouraged me to analyze the data my team and I had collected which in turn helped me appreciate my peer’s posters and their efforts to give a concise and interactive presentation.”
Congratulations to PhD student Hanna Hlushko for earning the MSEN Excellence in Outreach Award! Hanna leads a team of undergraduates under the Aggie Research Leadership program, volunteers in Women in Materials Science, and participates in many other outreach activities.
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Congratulations to master’s student Adwait Gaikwad for winning a 2019 Outstanding Teacher Award! The Department of Materials Science and Engineering honored Adwait for developing lab experiments and instructions for a new course, MSEN 301: Unified Materials Lab I.
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The 2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit was held in Phoenix, Arizona from April 22nd to 26th. Graduate student Qing Zhou presented his latest work titled “Stimuli-responsive Crosslinked Polymers for Additive Manufacturing”, which focused on design and fabrication of light- and thermo- responsive polymer networks for construction of adaptive structures.
Graduate student Hanna Hlushko successfully presented her research at the NACE CORROSION conference in Nashville, TN, which took place on March 24-28, 2019. At the conference, Hanna Hlushko presented her research on layer-by-layer polymer coatings of antioxidant polymers for corrosion protection of cold rolled steel with a poster. Additionally, Hanna volunteered at CORROSION: Opportunities Realized Mini-Camp, helping to show the concepts of electroplating to kids from local schools, explain the danger of stray current corrosion for pipelines, and facilitate the discussion about the ways we can protect metal surfaces from corrosion.