The second annual Chemical and Materials Engineering Graduate Student Poster Competition was held Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 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. Fifteen graduate students presented posters on their research in subjects ranging from new materials for catalysts 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 Synthetic Materials and Energy Poster Award was given to Jyothirmai Ambati for her poster on Kinetic Investigation of Bridged Organoalkoxysilanes.
David Cochran, with a poster on Endothelial Targeting of Antioxidant Polymer Nanoparticles for the Suppression of Vascular Oxidative Stress, was awarded the Biological Materials and Processes Poster Award.
For the second consecutive year, the sought-after Best Poster Award went to Paritosh Wattamwar for his poster on Tuning of the Pro-oxidant and Antioxidant Activity of Trolox Through the Controlled Release from Biodegradable Poly(trolox ester) Polymers.