awards

Ph.D. Student Catherine Harvey receives Fulbright Fellowship

November 13, 2018

Catherine Harvey, a Ph.D. student of Professor Subhash Risbud, has received a Fulbright Open Study/Research Award for her project, “Multifunctional Therapeutic Bioactive Glass Scaffolds as an Alternative for Bone Regeneration.” She will conduct her research with Professor María Vallet-Regí in the Department of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry at the Complutense University of Madrid from September 2018-19.

New American Ceramic Society award named after Alexandra Navrotsky

October 15, 2018

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) has established a new award named after Distinguished Professor Alexandra Navrotsky that recognizes innovation in experimental thermodynamics of solids.

The award, which will be given every other year, was established by a gift from Navrotsky herself to the society to recognize and promote exceptional thermodynamics research over a two-year period. Winners will receive a $5,000 prize and will present their research at the ACerS annual meeting.

Roopali Kukreja receives 2019 Air Force Young Investigator Research grant

October 15, 2018

Assistant Professor Roopali Kukreja has received a 2019 Air Force Office of Science and Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research grant for her proposal, “Unraveling the Speed Limit of Magnetization Dynamics in Magnetic Heterostructures.”

Kukreja studies methods to manipulate magnetism in nanomaterials at femtosecond (1x10-15 second) timescales. She uses x-rays to better understand the fundamental mechanisms that enable her to control magnetism with optical lasers.

Julie Soderlind awarded the prestigious UC-National Lab In-Residence Fellowship

December 11, 2017

Julie Soderlind – a graduate student in Material Science and Engineering with Professor Subhash Risbud’s research group – was selected among a highly competitive pool of applicants as the inaugural recipient of the UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowship. Julie will have the unique opportunity to conduct research and receive training on additive manufacturing in Yong Han’s group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Her Ph.D. project is on Magnesium Alloy Scaffolds for Biomedical Implant Applications.

Ian Jacobs wins a Newton International Fellowship to study in Cambridge, England

November 14, 2017

Dr. Ian Jacobs graduated with a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Moulé group with a thesis titled “Doping induced solubility control.” He was selected to win the prestigious Newton International Fellowship to continue his study of organic electronic materials in Cambridge, U.K. in the group of Prof. Henning Sirringhaus. The fellowship covers two years of postdoctoral study and includes supplies and travel expenses.

Subhash Mahajan receives the 2018 Acta Materialia Gold Medal

November 04, 2017

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Subhash Mahajan as the recipient of the 2018 Acta Materialia Gold Medal. This award recognizes demonstrated leadership in the field of Materials Science and Engineering and is intended to honor outstanding contributions to the field while also improving the awareness of the fundamental importance and diversity of materials research, both within the community and the public at large.

Congratulations, Dr. Mahajan!

Graduate Students awarded U.S. Department of Energy’s Science Graduate Student Research Award

August 13, 2017

Congratulations to materials science and engineering graduate student, Alex Kane, and chemical engineering graduate student, Jennifer Nill, who were both selected to receive the U.S. Department of Energy‘s Science Graduate Student Research Award. Alex and Jennifer are among 52 SCGSR recipients who will conduct part of their doctoral dissertation research in one the DOE’s 12 national laboratories.

Ph.D. student receives the Elizabeth P. Wood Fellowship

June 13, 2016

Congratulations to Alex Kane for being awarded the Elizabeth P. Wood Fellowship from the Office of Graduate Studies at UC Davis for the 2016-2017 academic year! The fellowship acknowledges students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement during their studies at UC Davis and are residents of Placer County.