Long Wins Ludo Frevel Crystallography ScholarshipGraduate student Christian Long, advised by Department of Materials Science and Engineering associate professor Ichiro Takeuchi, was one of ten students nationwide selected for a 2009 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award. The award, granted by the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), is designed to support the graduate students conducting research in crystallography-related fields. Long won for his proposal titled "Rapid Identification of Structural Phases in Combinatorial Thin-Film Libraries Using X-Ray Diffraction and Non-Negative Matrix Factorization."
This marks the third time Long and the Takeuchi Group have won an award for their work on data mining of combinatorial x-ray data. In 2005 and 2006 Long won a Bruker AXS Excellence in X-ray Diffraction scholarship.
This work has been supported by NSF International Materials Institute on COSMIC, NSF MRSEC at UMD, ONR MURI on magnetostrictive materials, and NIST.
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Published February 17, 2009