Congratulations to Xiuzhu Zhu for successfully defending her master’s thesis!
Xiuzhu earned her M.S. degree based on her work using polymers to shape-stabilize phase change materials. During her time in the group, she was selected for a PMSE Best Poster Award at ACS Spring 2021.
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”
Congratulations to Raman Hlushko for successfully defending his dissertation!
Dr. Hlushko earned his degree based on his work on synthetic antioxidant polymers. His dissertation details the synthesis, adsorption, and layer-by-layer assembly of the polyphenolic polymers.
During his doctoral studies, Raman was an author on 6 publications (2 under review; 3 first-author) and 1 patent, in addition to many oral and poster presentations. He also actively volunteered for outreach activities and served as an officer in WIMS.
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!
PhD student Aliaksei Aliakseyeu’s research was recently accepted to Macromolecular Rapid Communications! The article, titled “Hydrogen-Bonded Complexes of Star Polymers“, sheds light on the formation of hydrogen-bonded interpolymer complexes between linear and star polymers. It’s now available to read online.
PhD student Diana Al Husseini presented at this week’s Graduate Student & Postdoc Research Seminar. Her seminar was over her work on “All-Nanoparticle Surface Functionalization for Mid-Infrared On-Chip Sensing”.
Jordan Brito was selected to receive a 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). Congratulations, Jordan!
PhD student Diana Al Husseini’s research was recently accepted to Coatings! The article, titled “Surface Functionalization Utilizing Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Enhanced Evanescent-Field Mid-Infrared Waveguide Gas Sensing“, is now available to read online. Congratulations, Diana!
PhD student Aliaksei Aliakseyeu’s research was recently accepted to Soft Matter! The article, titled “Selective Hydrogen Bonding Controls Temperature Response of Layer-by-Layer Upper Critical Solution Temperature Micellar Assemblies“, is now available to read online. Congratulations, Alex!
Victoria Albright’s research was recently published in Biomaterials! The article, titled “Polyphosphazenes Enable Durable, Hemocompatible, Highly Efficient Antibacterial Coatings“, is now available to read online. Congratulations, Victoria!