People, papers and presentations

Ming Yi, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has won the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics’ 2019 Young Scientist Prize for the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter Physics. The prize recognizes exceptional achievement in the study of the structure and dynamics of condensed matter by scientists at a relatively junior stage of their career. Yi was honored for her “fundamental contributions in understanding electronic and magnetic order and dynamics in quantum materials, including iron-based superconductors.”

Laura Kabiri, a sports medicine lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology, has co-authored a paper about research to validate new technology’s ability to determine the body fat percentage of adolescents. The paper, which appears in the journal Childhood Obesity, compares bioelectrical impedance analysis with other techniques for determining body fat in children age 12 to 17. An earlier paper in the same journal made the same comparison for children age 5 to 11. Kabiri joined the Rice faculty this year.


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Matt Wilson is a senior editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.