Gu, Kozen Take 2nd in 2015 Dean’s Masters and Ph.D. Competition

University of Maryland Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) graduate students Feng Gu and Alex Kozen each received second place in the 2015 Dean’s Master’s Student Research Award Competition and Dean's Doctoral Student Research Award Competition, respectively.

Gu and Kozen advanced to the A. James Clark School of Engineering competition, sponsored by Dean Darryll Pines, after winning MSE’s M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Research Awards.

Kozen, advised by Professor Gary Rubloff, took second place in the Ph.D. dissertation competition for "Next Generation Metal Anode Surface Engineering via Atomic Layer Deposition.”

Gu, advised by Assistant Professor Liangbing Hu, took second place in the M.S. thesis competition for “Sodium-ion intercalated transparent conductors with printed reduced graphene oxide network.”  

Pines created the competitions in 2009 to give top Clark School graduate student researchers special recognition for their work, and to demonstrate to all students the importance of high quality engineering research.

MSE students have left their mark on the Dean's Doctoral Student Research Award Competition since its inception. Shenqiang Ren won the inaugural award in 2009, Konstantinos Gerasopoulos won in 2011, Jane Cornett won in 2013, and Amy Marquardt won in 2014. Parag Banerjee placed third in the competition in 2010.

Nitinun Varongchayakul won the Dean’s Master’s Student Research Award in 2013. Adam Karcz took 2nd place in the competition in 2010.

Published May 12, 2015