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Purdum GS4 and Thawani GS2 win SABIC awards

CBE graduate student Geoffrey Purdum (fourth-year) and Akanksha Thawani (second-year) received the recently instituted SABIC awards. 

Purdum was given the award for the best first publication by a PhD student in the department. The award comes with a $3000 prize and a plaque to be posted in the Lapidus Lounge. Purdum, who is pursuing his PhD in the group of Prof. Lynn Loo, was recognized for the paper "Understanding Polymorph Transformations in Core-Chlorinated Naphthalene Diimides and their Impact on Thin-Film Transistor Performance," published in Advanced Functional Materials

Thawani was awarded the best first proposition award for her work on "Seeing is believing: The mechanism of kinetochore capture in mitosis.”   She is pursuing her PhD jointly supervised by Prof. Howard Stone and Prof. Sabine Petry. This award comes with a $2000 prize and a plaque to be posted in the Lapidus Lounge.