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MRS Announce Graduate Student Award Winners

The Materials Research Society (MRS) announced the winners of the Graduate Student Awards on Wednesday, April 11, during the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco.

Twenty-three graduate students were recognized for their academic achievements and current materials research, which exhibit a high level of excellence and distinction. Of the 105 applications processed this year, the 23 finalists were chosen on the merits of exceptional abilities and promise for significant future achievement in materials research. Gold or Silver Awards were decided based on oral or poster presentations given on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 10.

The Graduate Student Awards were presented at the awards ceremony Wednesday evening in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Prizes consisted of $400 and a presentation plaque for the Gold Award winners and $200 and a certificate for the Silver Award winners. For more information, visit

Gold Awards

  • Kara Evanoff
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sanghan Lee
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Gaurav Giri
    Stanford University
  • Nichole Miller
    Stanford University
  • Tevis Jacobs
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Alia Schoen
    Stanford University
  • Jason Kawasaki
    University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Emily Warren
    California Institute of Technology

Silver Awards

  • Zheng Chen
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Junsuk Rho
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Zi Chen
    Princeton University
  • Afsoon Soudi
    Washington State University
  • Diego Gomez-Gualdron
    Texas A&M University
  • Magdalena Swierczewska
    Stony Brook University
  • Zhenda Lu
    University of California, Riverside
  • Neil Treat
    University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Rutvik J. Mehta
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • David Tsivion
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Nour Nijem
    University of Texas, Dallas
  • Nan Yi
    Tufts University
  • Seung Soo Oh
    University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Qiao Zhang
    University of California, Riverside
  • Andreina Parisi-Amon
    Stanford University

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