Graduate Student Awards

About the Awards

MRS Graduate Student Awards honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction. MRS recognizes students of exceptional ability who show promise for significant future achievement in materials research.

Gold and Silver Awards were presented at the Award Ceremony on Wednesday, November 28, during the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting. Gold Award recipients were given $400 and a presentation plaque, and Silver Award recipients were given $200 and a certificate.

Award finalists presented talks during two concurrent sessions (Session 1 and Session 2) on Tuesday, November 27, from 12:00-3:15 p.m.

Gold Award Recipients

 Gold Award Recipients 

(front row, left to right)
Xingchen Ye, University of Pennsylvania; Jiayan Luo, Northwestern University; Seung Sae Hong, Stanford University

(back row, left to right)
Seunghyun Lee, University of Michigan; Yingchao Yu, Cornell University; Katharine Jensen, Harvard University; Manu Sebastian Mannoor, Princeton University

Silver Award Recipients

Silver Award Recipients

(front row, left to right)
Eric Appel, University of Cambridge; Kaylie Young, Northwestern University; Jennifer Choy, Harvard University; Kristy Jost, Drexel University

(second row)
Andrew Thron, University of California at Davis; Timothy Miller, Stanford University; Riju Singhal, Drexel University; Yuerui Lu, Cornell University

(third row)
Jian Cui, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Karthik Jambunathan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Changhyun Pang, Seoul National University

(fourth row)
Wenzhuo Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology; Xueyi Zhang, University of Minnesota; Oh Seok Kwon, Seoul National University;
Jimmy John
, Cornell University; Minu Kim, The University of Tokyo;
John Thomas, University of Michigan

Nowick Award Recipient

Kristy Jost of Drexel University is the 2012 recipient of the newly-endowed Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Award. This award, which honors the late Dr. Arthur Nowick and his lifelong commitment to teaching and mentoring students in materials science, was presented to Jost for showing particular promise as a future teacher and mentor. The award includes $500 and a presentation plaque.

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