The final list of the Graduate Excellence in Materials Science Awards (presented by ACerS Basic Science Division) are:

Diamond Awards
Jimmy Shi
Segregation, Disordering and Wetting at Molybdenum Grain Boundaries and Their Implications in Activated Sintering
Clemson University

Hamid Azizi-Alizamini
Phase Field Modeling of Austenite Formation from Ferrite-Carbide Aggregates
University of British Columbia

Craig Przybyla
Microstructure-Sensitive Extreme Value Probabilities of Fatigue in Advanced Engineering Alloys
Georgia Institute of Technology

Sapphire Awards
Sudhakar Shet
Bandgap-reduced P-type ZnO Films by Co-doping of Cu and Ga for Improving Photoelectrochemical Response
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Weronika Walkosz
Interfaces of Silicon Nitride Ceramics: Direct Imaging and First-Principles Calculations
University of Illinois at Chicago

Yaodong Yang
Solid State Synthesis of Perovskite-Spinel Nanocomposites
Virginia Tech

Shaun Gittard
Two Photon Polymerization of Organically-Modified Ceramic Materials
North Carolina State University

Sarthak Havelia
Novel Approaches to the Growth of Epitaxial BiMnO3 Thin Films
Carnegie Mellon University

For more information about the GEMS Awards, visit the GEMS Award page.