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Basic Science Division Announces GEMS Award Finalists

ACerS Basic Science Division recently announced the winners of its 2016 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 2016 GEMS Award Finalists!

Diamond ranking:

  • Joseph Muth, Harvard University, 3D Printing of Hierarchical Ceramics
  • Kate Reeve, Purdue University, Beta-Sn Grain Formation in Aluminum-modified Lead-free Solder Alloys
  • David Kok, University of California, Irvine, Flash Sintering of a Three-Phase Alumina, Spinel and Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Composite

Sapphire ranking:

  • Swetha Barkam, University of Central Florida, Dopamine Sensor Using Cerium Oxide Immobilized on Highly Ordered Polymer Nanopillars
  • Hwasung Yeom, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Development of Zirconium-Silicide Coating for Enhancement of Accident Tolerance of Zirconium-alloy LWR Cladding Material
  • Cody V. Cushman, Brigham Young University, Multi-Instrument Depth Profiling of Advanced Glass Materials
  • Lisa Rueschhoff, Purdue University, Room-temperature and Low-pressure Injection Molding of Silicon Nitride Aqueous Suspensions
  • Theresa Davey, Imperial College London, Using DFT Calculations of the Vacancy Formation Energy to Inform the Assessment of the C-Zr Phase Diagram