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Graduate Students First, Hiszpanski, and Zhang Awarded NDSEG Fellowships

This past weekend, second-year Chemical and Biological Engineering Ph.D. students Eric First, Anna Hiszpanski, and Chuan Zhang were awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships in support of their research here. These three-year awards cover all the recipients’ tuition and provide a substantial stipend as well. First is working with Professor Chris Floudas on “Rational Selection and Design of Shape-Selective Zeolite Catalysts”; Hiszpanski is working with Professor Lynn Loo on “Synthesis and Study of Novel Electron Acceptors Based on Contorted Hexabenzocoronene for Organic Electronics”; and Zhang is working with Professor Rod Priestley on “Size and Interfacial Effects on the Glass Transition and Associated Dynamics in Nanoscopically-Confined Polymer Nanoparticles, Thin Films, and Nanocomposites”. Heartiest congratulations to Eric, Anna, and Chuan!