Lab Notes for Sept. 11, 2023

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SCI Summer Research Colloquium award winners

A dozen student and postdoctoral presenters won awards at the Smalley-Curl Institute’s Summer Research Colloquium Aug. 4. The event, held annually since 1986, gives budding researchers the opportunity to make formal research presentations to an informal audience of students, faculty and friends of the Rice community. In the oral presentations category, platinum, gold, silver and bronze honors were awarded, respectively, to Bioengineering’s Emilie Novak, Physics and Astronomy’s Yichen Zhang, Materials Science and Nanoengineering’s Chuqiao Shi and Applied Physics’ Tymofii Pieshkov. Top honors for postdoc, graduate and undergraduate poster presentations went, respectively, to Chemistry’s Anupam Mondal and Christian Jacobson and Bioengineering’s Melinda Zhou. Click here for a full list of 2023 award winners.

Applied Physics students study at France’s NanoX

Applied physics graduate students Adan Mireles and Andrew Torma studied new research techniques and received hands-on instrumentation training at the research lab and graduate school NanoX in Toulouse, France, this summer thanks to the Toulouse Scholar Exchange Program. All students in Rice’s Applied Physics Graduate Program are eligible to apply for the exchange program. Supported by a generous grant from the French government, the program supports both six-month and one-week summer exchange opportunities for Rice students to visit NanoX and six-month exchange opportunities for French students to study in applied physics labs at Rice.