Thursday's Poster Award Winners

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CM01.12.03       
Spencer Hawkins, Universal Technology Corporation, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Understanding the Onset of Damage at the Nanoscale in Polyurethane Composites Containing Silver Nanoparticle-Coated Carbon Nanofiber          

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MA02.08.30
Xiaoming Zhao, Queen Mary University of London
Fullerene Single-Crystalline Nanostructures for Organic Electronics          

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NM03.11.13
Charles Fan, Albuquerque Academy, Angstrom Thin Film Technologies LLC
Hierarchical Biomimetic Nanostructures for Oxygen Membranes              

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SM02.01.04
Shayak Samaddar, Purdue University
Bladder Tumor Targeted Cyclic di-GMP Liposomes           

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Honorable Mention
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Holly Golecki, The Haverford School
Design and Characterization of Edible Soft Robotic 'Candy' Actuators     


If I Were a Fashion Designer...

From the moment the first model strutted her stuff down the catwalk in the Phoenix Convention Center's Exhibit Hall, it was clear that today's fashion show had spawned a shift in the energy of the conference. That vibe felt like a fresh flavor one might not expect at a science convention. In fact, the fashion show very well may be the only programming in this conference that actually illustrates the conversion of art and science, the technical with the creative, the analytical with the esoteric, the black with the white.  

The imaginative fashions ranged from elegant, floor-sweeping evening gowns made of intricately designed textiles to futuristic, 3-dimensional outfits semi-reminiscent of The Jetsons space cartoon. Designers teased the audience not only with their one-of-a-kind creations but with their exploration of color that commanded every hue of the rainbow's color palette.  

In addition to the materials science interplay, several of the outfits paid homage to sustainability. For example, one model proudly paraded before the crowd in a "bubble" dress made from recycled plastics.  

Seeing fashion created in such a resourceful way made me contemplate what materials I might repurpose to design my own futuristic garb—had I the talent. 

Would I craft an eye-catching handbag from a flat tire and accent it with a shoulder strap derived from a shorted out extension cord? Or weave a fibrous belt from rattlesnake skin sheddings, stained a bright, translucent red from beet juice? Perhaps I could harvest thorns from a cactus that bit the dust to create a decorative hair comb to accessorize an everyday look? And not to worry, my dear Phoenicians: I know better than to disturb your beautiful Saguaro cacti (Trust me: I love them just as much as you do!). 

Clearly, I am drawing inspiration from my current surroundings. 

And while I'd like to believe I have a creative mind as a writer, the degree of forward-thinking these talented fashion designers illustrated through their work today was definitely awe-inspiring, to say the least.  

My initial futuristic thoughts may seem somewhat outlandish on paper, but whether I try my hand at designing clothes or continue nourishing my creative spirit through writing, this show has inspired me to explore the inconceivable—just because I can. 

  

  

  

  

 


Best Poster Award Winners - Thursday

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Shan Yan, State University of New York
BM06.12.13
Flexible Electronic Devices with Functional Nanoparticles Towards Wearable Biosensors for Human Health and Performance Monitoring

 

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Seirjiro Fukuta, Yamagata University
EM01.10.10
Poly(3-Hexylthiophene)-b-Poly(isobutene)-b-Poly(3-hexylthiophene) for Stretchable Semiconductor Application

 

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Kostianty Turcheniuk, Georgia Institute of Technology
ES04.19.49
Nanoporous Copper Synthesized via De-Alloying of Copper-Calcium Alloys to Accommodate Lithium Titanate for Asymmetric Supercapacitors



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Kriti Agarwal, University of Minnesota
NM02.11.43
Uniform Plasmon Hybridization and Volumetric Field Enhancements in Graphene Nanocubes

 

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Rohit Saraf, University of Waterloo
ES01.13.53
Photo Assisted Poling Effect in Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite and Its Application for Self-Powered Tactile Sensors


Best Poster Award Winners - Wednesday

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Keum-Yong Seong, Pusan National University
BM07.09.10
Title: A Self-Adherent, Bullet-Shaped Microneedle Patch for Controlled Transdermal Delivery of Insulin


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Cathelijn van Nisselroy, ETH Zurich
PM04.09.19
Title: 3D Additive Manufacturing of Micron Scaled Metal Structures Using FluidFM Technology


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Hye-Eun Lee, Seoul National University
NM06.09.17
Title: Programmable Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Helicoid Nanoparticles with Giant Optical Activity


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Xiaoqiang Shan, University of New Hampshire
ES04.14.13
Title: Bivalence Mn5O8 with Hydroxylated Interphase for High-Voltage Aqueous Sodium-Ion Storage


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Meng Su, Chinese Academy of Sciences
BM09.08.02
Title: Self-Assembling of Nanomaterials via Droplet Manipulation for Multifunctional Electronics


Best Poster Award Winners - Tuesday

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Joseph Simfukwe, University of Pretoria
BI02.06.32
Density Functional Theory Study of Cu Doped {0001} and {012} Surfaces of Hematite for Water Splitting


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Hairen Tan, University of Toronto
ES01.07.40
Contact Passivation for Efficient and Stable Low-Temperature-Processed Planar Perovskite Solar Cells


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Xavier Lepro, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
NM02.05.03
Covalent-Reinforcement of Carbon Nanotube Yarns and Sheets: Approaches for Stronger Carbon-Based Materials


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Seunguk Song, UNIST
NM03.09.11
Single-Crystalline Tungsten Ditelluride (WTe2) Nanobelts Grown from Eutectic Alloy Reservoir


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Davit Jishkariani, University of Pennsylvania
NM06.06.32
Janus Heterodimers: Synthesis Selective Surface Modification and Self-Assembly


Best Poster Award Winners - Monday

 

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Ehsan Shirzaei Sani, Northeastern University
BM04.03.15
Engineering Sprayable and Automicrobial Naturally-Derived Hydrogel Adhesives

 

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Jiajun Chen, University of Washington and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
BM12.03.32
Building 2D Materials One Row at a Time: Avoiding the Nucleation Barrier


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Daehoon Park, Myongji University
EM07.05.03
Reversible and Analog Memcapacitance in ITO/HfOx/Si MOS Structure for Artificial Synaptic Devices


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Jeonghwan Park, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
ES09.03.29
A Highly Stable Transparent Heater Using Ni/Ag Hybrid Microgrid Electrode

 

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Mengxi Chen, University of Massachusetts
(not pictured, picture is of her advisor and co-author, Dimitrios Maroudas)
TC06.05.16
Mechanical Behavior of Nanodiamond Superstructures from Innerlayer Bonding in Twisted Bilayer Graphen


Best Poster Award Winners - Thursday

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ES1.13.02
Hye Ri Jung, Ewha Womans University
Structure of Perovskite Single Crystals by Photoluminescence and Surface Potential

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Hitoshi Tampo, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Ge Incorporated CZTSe Thin-Film Solar Cell with a Conversion Efficiency of 12.3 %

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Nandita Bhagwat, Biotectix
Durable PEDOT-Based Medical Coating for Recording and Stimulating Electrodes


Best Poster Award Winners - Wednesday

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CM7.4.10
Andreas Glatz, Argonne National Laboratory
Critical Current by Design through Large-Scale Simulations

 

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ED1.7.01
Matthias Widmann, 3rd Institute of Physics and Center of Photonic Engineering (SCoPE) & IQST
Single Spins in Silicon Carbide Coherent Control Charge State Manipulation and Photonic Structures

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Michal Gulka, Czech Technical University in Prague
Photoelectric Nitrogen-Vacancy Electron Spin Magnetrometry


Student Poster Award Exchange

Tuesday_IMRC-Poster_Rodríguez_250x250Sara Elia Ramírez Rodríguez, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (CINVESTAV)
Multilayer TiO2/ZnO Photoanode for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

 

 

 

 

Tuesday_IMRC-Poster_Ortega_250x250Julio Cesar Gonzalez Ortega, Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, UNAM (Universidad Autónoma de México)
Synthesis, Characterization and Optical Properties of Novel Dendritic Molecules, Bearing Pyrene Unit at the Periphery and Cyclen Unit to Coordinate Lanthanides at the Core

 

 

Tuesday_IMRC-Poster_Meraz_250x250Omar Velazquez Meraz, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV)
Synthesis and Characterization of Chitosan Composites Reinforced With Carbon Nanostructures

 

 

 

 

Tuesday_IMRC-Poster_Prado_250x250Laura Elena de Leon Prado Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (CINVESTAV)
Effect of Heat Treatment Conditions on the Crystalline Structure and Magnetic Properties of Gallium-cobalt Ferrites


Best Poster Award Winners - Thursday

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ES1.11.15
Katherine L. Van Aken,
Drexel University
Ionic Liquid Electrolyte to Increase Temperature Range Potential Window, and Capacitance in Eletrochemical Capacitors

 

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EC3.10.58
Avik Halder,
Argonne National Laboratory
Electrochemical Behavior of Naked Sub-Nanometer Cu Clusters and Effect of CO2


EM4.11.34
Maha Ahmed Alamoudi,
KAUST
Photophysical Processes in Polymer: Non-Fullerene Small Molecule Acceptor Bulk Heterojunctions for Organic Solar Cells

 

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EM 11.10.23
James E. S. Haggerty,
Oregon State University
The Effects of the Amorphous State on the Polymorphic Transitions in TiO2 Thin Films Produced via Pulsed Laser Deposition