Nano Night 2015 Highlights and Winners

The CNM’s 14th annual Nano Night poster session was held on Tuesday, April 7th in the Larry R. Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology Building.  An event sponsored by the CNM’s Doctoral Portfolio Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, it featured posters from twenty-seven undergraduate students and graduate students from a variety of departments in the College of Natural Sciences and the Cockrell School of Engineering.

We are pleased to announce that the following awards will be given to the exceptional posters in each category:

Best Undergraduate Student Poster – $50.00
Karl Solomon
“Hyaluronic Acid Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma”
Affiliation: Dr. Janet Zoldan Research Group

Best Graduate Student Poster – $200.00
Heidi Seinige
“Antiferromagnetic Spintronics with Sr_2IrO_4″
Affiliation: Dr. Maxim Tsoi Research Group

Best Graduate Student Poster, 1st Runner Up – $100.00
Tyler Mefford
“The Role of Vacancies and Cobalt Oxidation State in Sr-Substituted La1-xSrxCoO3-d Electrodes for Bifunctional Electrocatalysis in Alkaline Electrolyte”
Affiliation: Dr. Keith Stevenson Research Group

Best Graduate Student Poster, 2nd Runner Up – $50.00
Yu Ding
“Liquid Batteries for Large-scale Electrical Energy Storage”
Affiliation: Dr. Guihua Yu Research Group

Best Nano Portfolio Program Student Poster – $200.00
Yixuan Yu
“Silicon Nanocrystals as Light Sources: Size Selection and Surface Modification”
Affiliation: Dr. Brian Korgel Research Group

We would like to extend thanks to our judges, who generously volunteered their time to help choose our award winners:

Dr. Donglei Fan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UT-Austin
Dr. Andrei Dolocan, Texas Materials Institute
Dr. Josh Bolinger, Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology, UT-Austin
Dr. David Vanden Bout, Department of Chemistry, UT-Austin
Dr. Yaguo Wang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UT-Austin
Dr. Guihua Yu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UT-Austin
Dr. Nanshu Lu, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, UT-Austin