Ray Sehgal, a former graduate student in the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department co-advised by ChE Professors Dimitrios Maroudas and David Ford, won the Oral Presentation Award at the Fall 2013 meeting of the Materials Research Society. Sehgal’s presentation, entitled “Coarse-Grained Model for Phase Behavior in Thermodynamically Small Assemblies,” was given the award by the symposium on Modeling and Theory-Driven Design of Soft Materials. The award included a monetary prize and a certificate. Sehgal successfully defended his Ph.D. in October and is currently a postdoc in the Maroudas research group.
The other researchers on Sehgal’s team were Meenakshi Dutt of Rutgers University, Valeriy V. Ginzburg of the Dow Chemical Company, Yaroslava Yingling of North Carolina State University, and Mark Rodger from the University of Warwick.
The Materials Research Society (MRS) was established in 1973 by a visionary group of scientists who shared the belief that their professional interests were broader in scope than existing single-discipline societies and that a new interdisciplinary organization was needed. Today MRS is a growing, vibrant member-driven organization of over 16,000 materials researchers from academia, industry, and government, and a recognized leader in the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans over 80 countries.
The 2013 Fall Meeting & Exhibit was held from December 1 to 6 at the Hynes Convention Center and the adjacent Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston. (February 2014)