PhD student Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan was one of two graduate students selected to receive the SPE-Henry Kahn Scholarship! The scholarship is sponsored by The Society of Plastics Engineers. The SPE Scholarship is awarded to both graduate and undergraduate students who display excellence both academically and in their respective research fields.
Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan was one of six finalists selected for the 2022 Eastman Chemical Student Award! He will be giving an oral presentation at ACS Fall 2022 in the Eastman Chemical Student Award symposium over his submitted paper, entitled “Infrared Spectroscopy Study of Polymer Gelation Mechanism in Inorganic Salt Hydrates”.
The award is sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company, and the competition is organized by the PMSE division of ACS. The purpose of this award is to “recognize research excellence by a graduate student in applied polymer science”.
Jordan Brito’s research with collaborators at University of Maryland was recently accepted to ACS Applied Bio Materials and selected as an ACS Editors’ Choice!
The paper was selected for this honor because of its potential for broad public interest. As part of the ACS Editors’ Choice program, it will be freely accessible for six months.
The article, titled “Cationic Fluoropolyphosphazenes: Synthesis and Assembly with Heparin as a Pathway to Hemocompatible Nanocoatings”, is now available to read online.
Well done, Jordan & collaborators!
PhD student Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan was invited by ACS to be a General Session presider in a hybrid session at the upcoming ACS Spring Meeting. The session will take place both virtually and in San Diego, CA on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
The Texas A&M University Materials Science & Engineering news page recently featured graduate students Xiuzhu Zhu and Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan. The article discusses their recent Best Poster Award at the 2021 ACS Spring National Meeting.
Read more here: “Students win Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering’s best poster award“
The Texas A&M University Materials Science & Engineering news page recently featured Ph.D. student Jordan Brito. The article details her recent acceptance to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Read more here: “Materials science and engineering graduate students awarded National Science Foundation fellowships”
Graduate students Xiuzhu Zhu and Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan won a Best Poster Award at the 2021 ACS Spring National Meeting!
The poster, titled “Temperature-responsive, tunable poly(vinyl alcohol)-borax salogels for shape stabilization of an inorganic phase change material”, was one of three distinguished posters in the PMSE division.
Congratulations, Xiuzhu and Kartik!
Dr. Svetlana Sukhishvili was recognized for her achievements in research with a 2021 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award!
Prof. Sukhishvili was one of 24 outstanding faculty and staff to be honored with this award. It’s well deserved!
Read more about this award here.
Jordan Brito was selected to receive a 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). Congratulations, Jordan!
PhD candidate Raman Hlushko’s poster presentation won 3rd place at the recent APTEC Symposium! He presented his poster, titled “Synthesis and Temperature Response of Star Polymers: Role of Molecular Architecture and a Small Molecule Competitor”, at the APTEC 8th Annual Research Symposium on Nov. 6, 2020.