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Basic Science Division Announces GEMS Award Finalists

ACerS’ Basic Science Division recently announced the winners of its 2013 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 2013 GEMS Award Finalists!

Diamond ranking:

  • Matthias Ehmke, Purdue University, “Electric Field Dependent Domain Processes in Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-x(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 Piezoceramics”
  • Yijia Gu, The Pennsylvania State University, “Flexoelectricity Induced Charged Domain Walls: Phase-field Model”
  • Valerie Wiesner, Purdue University, “Green Manufacturing of Near-Net Shape Ceramic Parts by Room-Temperature Injection Molding”

Sapphire ranking:

  • Jesse Angle, University of California, Irvine, “Synthesis and Characterization of LaCrAl11O19 (Magnetoplumbite) through Solid State Reaction”
  • Amy Morrissey, Colorado School of Mines, “Nucleation and Growth of Metallic Nickel in Internally Reduced NiO-doped Oxides”
  • Rachel Muhlbauer, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Effect of Drying Time and Temperature on the In-plane and Thru-plane Electrical Properties of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Films Deposited on Paper Substrates Using a Unidirectional Drying Method”
  • Michael Naguib, Drexel University, “Eight Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides: Adding Two New Members to the MXenes Family”
  • Timothy Pruyn, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Fabrication and Characterization of Conductive Glass Composites with Networks of Silicon Carbide Whiskers”
  • Katerine Saleme Ruiz, Mississippi State University, “Structure-property Correlations of a Digitally Represented Polycrystalline Microstructure Based on Discrete Element Method”
  • Winnie Tan, Purdue University, “Samarium and Thulium Doped High Emissivity Coatings for Hypersonic Applications Prepared by Plasma Spray”