Congratulations to graduate student Steven Yang for winning honorable mention for the highly competitive NSF graduate research fellowship program.
A full searchable list of winners is here: https://www.research.gov/grfp/AwardeeList.do
Graduate students Michael Buche, Steven Yang, and Joy Zhang drove out to Boston last week to attend the March Meeting of the American Physical Society. They each gave a presentation on their thesis research. And even finished in time to answer questions before the 12 minute APS red light went off! Actions shots below.
Check out Naigeng’s latest paper in the International Journal of Solids and Structures. In this work extending from the final chapter of his PhD dissertation, Naigeng presents a constitutive model for non-wovens that explicitly includes bond failure as a damage mechanism. This novel contribution to the field build’s on Naigeng’s early PhD work experimentally identifying key non-woven deformation mechanisms and his later work developing a method to experimentally quantify bond strength distributions.
Congratulations to Allison Rzepka for winning an Engineering Learning Initiatives undergraduate research grant for the semester! This grant will provide funding for her work on nonwovens and nonwoven composites this semester.
Also, to Prof Silberstein for winning a College of Engineering excellence in undergraduate teaching award. http://www.mae.cornell.edu/mae/news/index.cfm?news_id=96725
Welcome to new MS candidate Prathamesh and undergraduates Allison and Yunyun! Also, a quite belated congratulations to former MMD member Zelin now employed at Cummins, for graduating with his MS this past spring.
Suwon Bae’s new paper is now out in Macromolecules. This manuscript presents his molecular dynamics simulations examining the thermo-mechanical behavior of glassy polymers assembled from single chain polymer nanoparticles. Suwon’s simulations showed surprisingly good agreement with our earlier experimental work on the same class of materials. This is our third paper in our ongoing collaboration with the Diesendruck group at The Technion, stay tuned for the fourth currently underway following Or Galant’s visit in our lab this summer.
The MMD lab made its annual sojourn to the NY State Fair this weekend to host a booth in the 4-H Youth Building. We got to share our enthusiasm for polymers and mechanochemistry with the myriad of people spending their Labor Day at the fair. Joy used her materials science expertise to take our silly putty making procedure to a new level. Special thanks to our teen volunteer Diego who helped us keep up with demand during the late morning rush.