Apoorv Shanker Receives MRS Graduate Student Silver Award at Fall 2016 Meeting

Apoorv Shanker Receives MRS Graduate Student Silver Award at Fall 2016 Meeting

Apoorv Shanker

Apoorv Shanker, a graduate student in Jinsang Kim's lab, was awarded the Graduate Student Silver Award from the Materials Research Society for his presentation Molecular Engineering of Polymers to Realize High Thermal Conductivity in Amorphous Systems (link).

 

The MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high order of excellence and distinction. MRS seeks to recognize students of exceptional ability who show promise for future substantial achievement in materials research. Emphasis is placed on the quality of the student and his/her research ability. The criteria for selection are:

  • Excellence in the conduct of materials research, including:
    1. thoroughness of the applicant's work
    2. originality and independence of the applicant's contributions
    3. depth of understanding of the research topic, the methodologies used, and the relationship of the results to the specific research area and the broader materials field
    4. scholarship and ingenuity shown by the student in undertaking the research project
  • Promise for future substantial achievement in materials research
  • Clarity of the presentation and discussion