ACerS Basic Science Division recently announced the finalists for 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 this year’s Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Award finalists!  

Swetha Barkam
University of Central Florida
Talk title:  Dopamine sensor using cerium oxide immobilized on highly ordered polymer nanopillars
Monday, October 24, 9:20 a.m., Room 260A



Yeom-Hwasung-120-125Hwasung (Sung) Yeom
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Talk title:  Development of zirconium-silicide coating for enhancement of accident tolerance of zirconium-alloy LWR cladding material
Monday, October 24, 4:00 p.m., Room 250A

Joseph Muth
Harvard University
Talk title:  3D printing of hierarchical ceramics
Tuesday, October 25, 3:20 p.m., Room 355E

Kate Reeve
Purdue University
Talk title:  Beta-Sn grain formation in aluminum-modified lead-free solder alloys
Wednesday, October 26, 9:00 a.m., Room 257A

David Kok
University of California, Irvine
Talk title:  Flash sintering of a three-phase alumina, spinel and yttria-stabilized zirconia composite
Wednesday, October 26, 3:00 p.m., Room 150E

Cody V. Cushman
Brigham Young University
Talk title:  Multi-instrument depth profiling of advanced glass materials
Wednesday, October 26, 4:00 p.m., Room 251C

Lisa Rueschhoff
Purdue University
Talk title:  Room-temperature and low-pressure injection molding of silicon nitride aqueous suspensions
Wednesday, October 26, 4:40 p.m., Room 151C

Theresa Davey
Imperial College London
Talk title:  Using DFT calculations of the vacancy formation energy to inform the assessment of the C-Zr phase diagram
Thursday October 27, 9:00 a.m., Room 155D

Feel free to attend the talks given by the finalists at MS&T16 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA, to support their efforts!