The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering held the 4th Annual Graduate Student Poster Competition on Friday, September 28, 2012 in the Ralph G. Anderson Student Commons. The event was organized by the Chemical and Materials Engineering Graduate Student Association (CMEGSA) and sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company. A record 31 graduate students presented posters on their research in subjects varying from new materials for medical implants and batteries to cancer therapy. Students and faculty alike commented that the poster session was an excellent opportunity to learn about the range of research projects in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department.
The Best Chemical Engineering Poster Award was granted to Ravinder Garlapalli for his poster on Quartz Crystal Microbalance Investigation of Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Cellulase Inhibition by Cellobiose on Model Cellulose Films.
Xing Huang, with a poster on Structure of ultra-small ceria nanoparticles from DFT investigation, was awarded the Best Materials Science & Engineering Poster Award.
The sought-after Best Poster Award went to Wei Wen for his poster on A 3-D Quantitative Understanding of Short Fatigue Crack Growth in High Strength Aluminum Alloys. Further demonstrating Wen’s exemplary presentation, he also received the Student Choice Award.