Newbloom Wins First Place at the SOR Poster Competition
Congratulations to Greg Newbloom of the Pozzo Research Group who won first place at the 2013 Society of Rheology Graduate Student Poster competition. His poster was entitled "Enhanced charge transport through engineering the network structure of conjugated polymers for photovoltaic applications."
Greg is pictured to the right receiving his award from Society of Rheology Vice President Greg McKenna.
The undergraduate developers of PolyDrop, an innovative conductive polymer additive for paints, received $5,000 in seed funding from the Buerk Center at the May 23 Business Plan Competition. Congratulations to seniors Odin Jacobovitch, Scott Landro, Heather Milligan, Naomi Miyake, and Volha Hrechka!
The senior design team advised by Professor Danilo Pozzo, also won the grand prize at the 2013 UW Environmental Innovation Challenge earlier this spring. Their prize-winning prototype is an additive that transforms regular coatings into conductive coatings to enable the use of carbon fiber composites in the transportation industry. The team's solution prevents the accumulation of static charges that can interfere with sensitive electronics.
On May 7, the Office of Science of the Department of Energy announced the winners of the 2013 Early Career Awards, including Assistant Professor Danilo Pozzo, awarded for his project "Neutron Scattering Investigation of the Relationship between Molecular Structure, Morphology and Dynamics in Conjugated Polymers."
He will also receive the 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, nominated by student presenters and selected by a committee of faculty and staff at the Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.
The University of Washington has announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients, recognizing achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support. Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jim Pfaendtner, recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award. The winners will be honored at a public ceremony in Meany Hall on June 13.
Chemical Engineering Spring Seminar Series
The Spring Seminar Series continues on Jul 1 with a lecture by Professor A. Chitharanjan Hegde, Head of the Department of Chemistry at the National Institute of Technology, Karanataka, Surathkal, India. Seminars take place on Monday at 4:00 p.m. in the Physics Astronomy Auditorium (A110), with refreshments served in the lobby at 3:30 p.m.