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Awards | Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division Graduate Competition

Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division Graduate Competition

As nanoscience has continued to expand its impact in diverse fields including quantum science, biology, mechanics, and energy, the Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division (NSTD) has been a hub of basic and applied research broadly related to instrumentation, lithography, manipulation, imaging, and translation to industry. The NSTD holds a Graduate Competition at the annual AVS International Symposium to highlight and celebrate exceptional researchers working on the frontiers of nanoscience. Graduate students presenting a poster or oral presentation in an NSTD sponsored or co-sponsored session are encouraged to apply.  

To apply, a cover letter, resume, advisor support letter, and must be submitted via the AVS Awards online submission site by the abstraction submission deadline of July 20, 2019. For eligibility, the applicant must not have received a doctoral degree at the time of abstract submission.

All finalists will be selected by the NSTD Awards Committee, and they will be informed by Sept. 2, 2019. All finalists must present a five minute talk (with additional time for questions) at the NSTD Awards Competition, which is tentatively planned for noon on Wednesday of the symposium week. The winner will be selected based on the quality of the talk, the responses to subsequent questions, and the level of the research. The graduate award winner will receive a certificate and a cash award of $500. This award is made possible by financial support from NSTD's sponsors, who in 2018 were Bruker, Park Systems, Heidelberg Instruments, NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments, Oxford Instruments, and SPECS.
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Graduate Student Competition Winners

2002 Jeremy Steinshinder 2007 Jacob Palmer 2013 Cedric Barroo
2003 Cheol-Soo Yang 2008 Qing Hua 2014 Deep Jariwala
2004 Qiguang Li 2009 Mehmet Baykara 2015 Wei Bao
2005 Kiu-Yuen Tse 2010 Farzad Behafarid 2016 Alma Eva PĂ©rez Perrino
2006 Tracie Colburn 2011 Justice Alaboson 2017 Xiaolong Liu
2006 Dirk Weber 2012 David Reid 2018 Omur Erdinc Dagdeviren