skip to main content

MSE Seminar Series Speaker Awards Presented

Fall 2018 


1st place: Rose Roberts, received by Keith Hendren 

2nd place:  Joey Griffith 

3rd place:  Chao Ding, received by Dr. G.Q. Lu 

Spring 2019 


1st place: Xiao Tang

2nd place: Erin Connelly 

3rd place:  Hunter Rauch 

During the academic year, MSE graduate students attend weekly seminars where they learn about fellow students' current research, as well as hearing from a variety of guest speakers. For the 2018/19 academic year, the students offered evaluations of their peers, and at the end of the spring semester an awards ceremony took place. Congratulations to this year's winners!

Fall 2018

  • First Place:  Rose Roberts, "Encapsulation of aCT1 Peptide Drug for Glioglastoma Applications," by Rose Roberts, Samy Lamouille, Rob Gourdie, and E. Johan Foster
  • Second Place:  Joey Griffiths, "Metal Matrix Composites Fabricated by Solid State Additive Manufacturing," by R. Joey Griffiths, Thomas Glenn, Chase Cox, Jenny Sietins, and Hang Yu
  • Third Place:  Chao Ding, "Additive Manufacturing of Magnetic Components," by Chao Ding, Yi Yan, Lanbing Liu, Shengchang Lu, Jim Moss, and Guo-Quan Lu

Spring 2019

  • First Place:  Xiao Tang, "Nanostructure-enhanced Magnetoelectric/Magnetostrictive Properties and Reduced Losses in Self-assembled Epitaxial CuFe2O4-BiFeO3 layers on Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-33at%PbTiO3 Crystals," by Xiao Tang, Chung Ming Leung, Min Gao, Jiefang Li, and Dwight Viehland
  • Second Place:  Erin Connelly, "A Combined Approach to Reducing Sensitization in Austenitic Stainless Steel," by Erin Connelly and Alan Druschitz
  • Third Place:  Hunter Rauch, "Martensitic Transformation in Granular Shape Memory Ceramic Packings," by Hunter Rauch, Yan Chen, Ke An, and Hang Yu