Student Awarded at 2010 MRS Fall Meeting

Physics graduate student Abhishek Prasad has won an award in the 2010 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. Prasad was one of the 50 finalists in the Science as Art competition in the meeting. His entry, entitled “Stem of nanoflowers,” was artificially composed of multiple scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures. Voting from the participants was carried out on-site at the meeting. Prasad won first place in the competition. Stem of NanoflowersThe MRS meeting was held in Boston from November 28 to December 03, with nearly 6000 registered participants. Prasad presented a paper entitled “(CdSe) ZnS Core Shell Quantum Dots Decorated Zinc Oxide Nanowires for Solar Energy Harvesting Applications” in Symposium W: Nanowires—Growth and Device Assembly for Novel Applications. Prasad is a senior graduate student in Professor Yoke Khin Yap’s research group.