Muad has been named the outstanding senior by the Materials Science & Engineering undergraduate program. Only one of these is selected per year. Congratulations Muad!
José has done it again. He has been awarded the one of the 2015 Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarships (http://www.xcdsystem.com/roygpost/website/Scholarship) at the Graduate Student Level. He will be awarded the scholarship and travel reimbursement at the 2015 Waste Management Symposium (http://www.wmsym.org/) in Phoenix, Arizona, in March 2015. At the meeting, he was also awarded the Longnecker & Associates scholarship.
The NOME materials group welcomes new undergraduate student Jacob Peterson and PhD student Mostafa Ahmadzadeh!
José received one of the travel stipends from the Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division of The American Ceramic Society to attend MS&T14 in Pittsburgh. Congratulations Jose!
The Chairs of the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting have selected “Forest of Na-Re-O dendrites in ceramic matrix composite” image (taken by Jamie Weaver and Paul Gassman (PNNL) with a Horiba Raman Spectrometer equipped with a Nikon Eclipse microscope) as a finalist in the “Science as Art” competition. Chosen from among 150 artistic entries, the 60 finalists will compete in Boston for multiple $400 first-place and $200 second-place prizes.
Congratulations Muad, for being selected to participate in the WSU Harold Frank Entrepreneurship Program (http://vcea.wsu.edu/entrepreneurship/)! We expect great things.
Saehwa and José have been selected for graduate fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year in the GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) program through the US Department of Education.
Prof. McCloy has been appointed as an Editorial Advisory Board member for the Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, serving for 2014-17. He has also just accepted a position as Review Editor for Frontiers in Materials – Glass Science, an open access journal.
WSU in partnership with Rutgers University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory received a 2014 DOE NEUP R&D grant for:
Apatite and sodalite based glass-bonded waste forms for immobilization of 129I and mixed halide radioactive wastes
On October 2, 2014, Prof. McCloy gave a seminar at WSU entitled “Alumino-silicate minerals and their importance for nuclear waste management”