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

 

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

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

 

Thursday-james-haggerty
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


Best Poster Award Winners - Wednesday

Wednesday-poster-Hee-Jung-Chang
ES1.8.08
Hee Jung Chang,
PNNL, USA
Investigation and Optimization of Sodium Metal Halide Batteries at Intermediate Temperature

 

Wednesday-poster-Kai-Oliver-Brinkmann
ES3.9.09
Kai Brinkmann,
University of Wuppental, Germany
Suppressed Decomposition of Organo-Metal Halide Perovskites by Impermeable Electron Extraction Layers in Inverted Solar Cells

 

Wednesday-poster-Charlotte-S-Becquar
ES5.13.05
Charlotte S. Becquart,
UMET – Universite Lille, France
Modeling Long-Term Microstructural Evolution of Pressure Vessel Steel Under Irradiation Combining DFT and AKMC

 

Wednesday-poster-Wenjing-Liu
NM2.9.03
Wenjin Liu,
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Manipulating Light-Matter Interaction in Two-Dimensional Semiconductors Coupled with Plasmonic Lattices: From Weak to Strong Coupling Regime

 

Wednesday-poster-Dayne-Plemmons
TC4.12.10
Dayne A. Plemmons,
University of Minnesota, USA
Observing Energy Transport on the Nanoscale with Ultrafast Transmission Electron Microscopy


Best Poster Award Winners - Tuesday

Chunhui-Dai
PM1.4.06
Chunhui Dai,
University of Minnesota
Nanoscale In Situ Self-Assembly Using Ion-Beam Microscopy System

 

Hideki-Wakabayashi
MB1.5.13
Hideki Wakabayashi,
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Effect of Dynamic Phase Transformation on Creep Resistance in TiAl Based Alloys at 1073K

 

Mario-Soares
EC4.9.09
Mario Soares,
Chemistry Department, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Understanding Fundamental Electrical and Photoelectrochemical Behavior of Hematite Photoanode

 

Vsevolod-Iakovlev
NM3.7.38
Vsevolod Iakovlev,
Skoltech
Highly Transparent and Conductive Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films

 

Yuanhua-Zheng
ES4.5.07
Yuanhua Zheng,
Ohio State University
Thermopower and Nernst Coefficients of Binary Alloys
Fe1-xMx (M=Co,Ga)


Best Poster Award Winners - Monday

Monday-poster-4

BM3.3.20
Noel Vera-Gonzalez, Brown University
Combating Candida Albicans: Aspartic Protease-Triggered Antifungal Hydrogels

 

Monday-poster-1

EM3.3.05
Anthony Wong, ORNL-MSTD, University Tennessee
Intricacies of Stoichimetric Control Through Ionic Liquid-Solid Interfacing

 

Monday-poster-2

EM6.3.14
Hocheon Yoo, Pohang University, Korea
Balancing Hole and Electron Conduction in Ambipolar Split-Gate Thin-Film Transistor using Thermal Annealing

 

Monday-poster-3

NM5.5.18
Jongha Lee, SNU and IBS, Korea
Photo-Triggered Ultrathin Transient Resistive Random Access Memory for Novel Information Security

 

Monday-poster-5

ES3.3.09
Yinghong Hu, LMU Munich, Germany
Hybrid Perovskite / Perovskite Heterojunction Solar Cells


Questioning the application of end product : Ph.D. Philosophy

I met Lucy Whalley in HI Boston (Hostel I am staying in). She's my first international room mate! :) Lucy is pursuing Ph.D. from Imperial college of London in the area which is an amalgamation of three major things - 'defects, solar cells and simulation.' While having a conversation with her on various challenges and her approach towards PhD, she said - 

PhD is more about questioning the application and usage of end product! 

The line touched a chord in my heart. 

Isn't it sad to invest 4-5 years (of Ph.D.) doing things without questioning how it's beneficial to the common, to the society and to the environment? 

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Lucy and Me :)
Lucy is going to present her work through poster on 29th Nov, 2016 at Hynes , don't miss to catch her for discussions! 

Student Poster Award Exchange Program

The Materials Research Society and the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales participate in an annual Poster Award Exchange Program. The three most outstanding poster winners from the XXIV International Materials Research Congress 2015 had their posters on display at the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting.

The authors of the award-winning posters are:

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Fernando Buendía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

 

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Francisco Manuel Lino Zapata, Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica A.C.

 

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Yasab Ruíz Hernández, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Best Poster Award Winners - Thursday

Thursday-Jin

SM7.3.01

Functionalized Graphene Oxide Wrapped Silica Particles for a Sensitive Impedimetric Dengue Biosensor

Seon-Ah Jin, Purdue University

 

Thursday-Yang

NT1.10.13

Copper-Indium-Selenide Quantum Dot Solar Cells Exceeding 8% Photoconversion Efficiency

Jiwoong Yang, Institute for Basic Science, Seoul National University

 

Thursday-Manion

MD1.13.10

De Novo Design of Mechanically Active MOFs

Charles A. Manion, Oregon State University

 

Thursday-Xu

EE1.12.15

High Voc n-Si Heterojunctions with p-type Transparent Highly Conductive (CuS)x:(ZnS)1-x Prepared by Chemical Bath Deposition

Xiaojie Xu, Fudan University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Thursday-Stannard

CM2.6.05

Four Dimensional (4D) In Situ Study of Fatigue Crack Initiation and Growth from Corrosion Pits in 7075 Aluminum Alloys

Tyler Jaros Stannard, Arizona State University


Best Poster Award Winners - Wednesday

Wednesday-candid4

EE15.6.10

Electrospun Carbon Nanofibers with Surface Attached Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles (ZVINPs@ECNFs) for Cr (VI) Remediation in Ground and Waste Water

Nikhil Reddy Mucha, North Carolina A&T State University

 

Wednesday-poster3

EP8.6.04

Plasmon Gap-Mode Resonance for Large-Area Chemical Detection

Matthew Rozin, University of California-San Diego

 

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MD8.6.08

Temperature and Electron Energy Dependent Evolution of Dislocation Loops in Yttria Stabilized Zirconia

AKM Saiful Islam Bhuian, Kyushu University, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission

 

Wednesday-poster2

NT4.5.02

In-situ Raman Spectroscopy of the Charge-Density-Wave Phase Transitions in IT-TaS2 Thin Films

Guanxiong Liu, University of California-Riverside

 

Not Photographed

NT5.4.07

Determination of Atomic Structure of Detonation Nanodiamonds Using Simulated and Experimental Aberration-Corrected TEM Imaging at Low Voltage

Shery Chang, Arizona State University


MRS S16: Poster Sessions and Networking

After judging the Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) posters competition (read more about this program at one of my previous posts), I used my remaining time to explore the main posters section. The posters session I believe is the best opportunity to interact with other peer members from various fields during MRS Meetings. I personally have interest in quite various fields and running from one session to other is not the best way to learn and interact more. I generally make some new friends during these sessions. Sometimes it can yield a strategic contact, a future collaborator, or even just to educate myself a bit more on a specific topic of my interest. Poster sessions is also a good way to keep in contact with your friends and learn the latest research they have been working on.

This year at poster session I noted a considerable increase in Sustainable related topics, such as alternatives of scarce source materials, energy harvesting, energy storage and conversion. It should be indeed among our top priorities as world researchers. I was talking with some of my peers from China and I was really sad to hear that the water and air pollution hugely increased since I first visited that country about 10 years ago.

There I also educated myself about the trends in NanoRobotics with a peer colleague from University of California and he explained the exciting research that Prof J. Wang, as group leader, has successfully pursuit by exploring the various ways of potential locomotion for future nanorobots. I believe these nanorobots one day will be great allies in terms of sustainability and biomedical applications! That poster really caught my attention and interest so I searched for some extra references and found this interesting book for those that have interest in this topic: Wang, J. Nanomachines: Fundamentals and Applications; John Wiley & Sons: Weinheim, 2013.Leave your comment below and share here your favorite work on sustainable related topics, biomedical applications or nanorobotics!


Best Poster Award Winners - Tuesday

Tuesday-poster-1

EE3.2.10

Solar Absorbing Materials with Enhanced Thermal Stability

Lizzie Caldwell, University of California, San Diego

 

Tuesday-poster2

NT4.2.17

Halide-Assisted Atmospheric Pressure Growth of Large WSe2 and WS2 Monolayer Crystals

Shisheng Li, National University of Singapore

 

Tuesday-poster3

MD5.2.36

Performance and Morphology of Novel Naphthalene Diimide–Based Small Molecule Acceptors for Organic Photovoltaic Applications

Kira Rundel, Monash University

Tuesday-poster4

MD3.3.13

Backscattered Scanning Electron Microscopy Domain Imaging of Ferroelectric Films

David A. Scrymgeour, Sandia National Laboratories

 

(Not Photographed)

NT1.2.15

Particle-on-Film Gap Plasmons on Antireflective ZnO Nanocone Arrays as Ultrasensitive SERS Sensors

Youngoh Lee, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology