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ACerS Basic Science Division announces 2018 GEMS Award Finalists

ACerS Basic Science Division recently announced the winners of its 2018 Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) awards. The division sponsors the GEMS award as part of the annual MS&T conference and ACerS Annual Meeting events each year. Congratulations to the 2018 GEMS Award Finalists!

Diamond Ranking:

  • Carli Moorehead, University of Washington, “Optimizing the rheology of ceramic suspensions for direct-write additive manufacturing of advanced armor ceramics”
  • Kai Gong, Princeton University, “In Situ Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering Study on the Water Dynamics During Formation of Sustainable Cements”
  • Jiewei Chen, University of California, Davis, “Energetics and Structure Relations of Solid Phases in Silicon-Oxygen-Carbon System”

Sapphire Ranking:

  • Peter Meisenheimer, University of Michigan, “Structurally Driven Magnetic Disorder in Entropy Stabilized Oxides”
  • Yiyu Li, Alfred University, “Solid-state Sintering of Zinc Sulfide Based Infrared Optical Ceramics”
  • Pranjal Nautiyal, Florida International University, “In-situ Mechanics of a Super-lightweight and Ultra-stiff 3D Graphene-Metal Metamaterial”
  • Michael Presby, University of Akron, “Mode I and Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Properties of a SiC/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composite”
  • Laura Turcer, Brown University, “High-Temperature Interactions between Environmental Barrier Coating (EBC) Ceramics and Calcium-magnesium-alumino-silicate (CMAS) Glass”
  • Shenli Zhang, University of California, Davis, “Atomistic Modeling of La3+ Doping Segregation Effect on Nanocrystalline Yttria-stabilized Zirconia”