Aliaksei Aliakseyeu and Junho Moon were awarded with 2023 MSEN Awards this summer.
Aliaksei received the Best Ph.D. Thesis award for his thesis titled, “Star Polymers in Solution and in Multilayer Assemblies”.
Junho received the Outstanding Teacher award for his teaching experiences in MSEN 360 Materials Characterization and MSEN 301 Lab A (Polymer) Unified Materials Lab. In these courses, he instructed the students on laboratory instruments, graded reports, and provided feedback.
Congratulations to both students on this great achievement!
Kartik was selected as a recipient for Phi Kappa Phi’s Graduate Research Grant (2023). The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi annually awards 20 grants of up to $1,500 to active members attending graduate school. These grants provide funding for research in support of career development opportunities.
PhD student Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan was selected as a recipient for Phi Kappa Phi’s Love of Learning Award. The Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for active Phi Kappa Phi members. The committee was impressed with Kartik’s superior academic record and life/career ambitions.
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”.
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.
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.