WARRENDALE, PA—[October 2018] – MRS Bulletin has named Hortense Le Ferrand, Nanyang Technological University, as the 2018 recipient of the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and scholarship, and their interest in science writing and communication. Le Ferrand was selected from 75 well-qualified applicants and nominations for "her excellent academic credentials, high-quality scientific publications, science writing and science communications efforts, and potential for future scientific leadership in the materials field." According to Gopal Rao, Editor of MRS Bulletin, “MRS Bulletin is proud to have Hortense as the 2018 recipient of the postdoctoral prize.”
The award will be presented at the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting and consists of a $2000 cash award, a profile published in MRS Bulletin, a complimentary one-year membership in the Materials Research Society (MRS), and an invitation to publish in MRS Bulletin.
Le Ferrand is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She received her PhD in materials science from ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Her research focuses on composite materials, mineralization, in situ assembly methods, advanced manufacturing, multifunctionality, and hierarchical assemblies. Le Ferrand has worked as a reporter for MRS Meeting Scene, has written news and historical pieces for MRS Bulletin, and has served as a volunteer at MRS Meetings. She is a member of the American Ceramic Society, the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Europe, and MRS. She also serves as a peer reviewer for several journals and has a personal science blog.
MRS Bulletin acknowledges the Jiang Family Foundation for its generous contribution to support this Prize.
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