Prof. Hatem Zurob received the “2013 Best Young Researcher Award” at the 5th Triennial International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth in Sydney, Australia. At the conference Prof. Zurob presented an invited talk. This award iis given out once every 3 years.
MSE Undergrad Mary Gallerneault won the 2013 OCEPP Student Essay Competition, for her paper "A Question of Policy and Priority in Melancthon, ON: Agriculture or Aggregate?" Congratulations!
Post-doctoral researcher Karleen Dudeck, Prof. Botton and co-workers have published a paper in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters. The paper is entitled "Sub-Angstrom Experimental validation of Molecular Dynamics for predictive Modeling of Extended Defect Structures in Si" DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.166102.
Our newest faculty member in MSE, Prof. Grandfield, has published a paper in the journal Nanoscale entitled "Where bone meets implant: the characterization of nano-osseointegration" ( http://xlink.rsc.org/?doi=C3NR00826F). The work was performed in collaboration with her Swedish colleagues S. Gustafsson and A. Palmquist.
Prof Zhitomirsky presented an invited talk at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Antonio on, “Composite Electrodes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors” and he published two papers with his students.
Y. Su and I. Zhitomirsky, “Electrophoretic Nanotechnology of Composite Electrodes for Electrochemical Supercapcitaros” J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117, 1563-1570.
K. Shi, Y. Su, and I. Zhitomirsky, “Characterization of Ni Plaque Based Polypyrrole Electrodes Prepared by Pulse Electropolymerization“, Matterials Letters 96 (2013) 135-138.
Prof. Malakhov published “On attempts to make the interaction parameter formalism thermodynamically consistent”, CALPHAD: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry 41 (2013) 16-19.
McMaster celebrates its Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
Over the last five decades, 80 members of the University’s research community have earned one of the country’s highest academic accolades. MSE members include David Embury, Gyan Johari and Gary Purdy.
The Prof. Xu research team has recently published the paper Han Yan, Cindy Zhao, Kevin Wang, Lucy Deng, Matthew Ma and Gu Xu, "Negative Dielectric Constant Manifested by Static Electricity", in the journal Applied Physics Letters (http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4792064)
Dr. Zurob gave the ASM Ontario Chapter talk this month “Development of Functionally Graded Steels”.
The following graduate students will be presenting contributed talks at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX (Mar. 3-7): Harith Humadi, Jahidur Rahman, Huajing (Wilson) Song and Jonathan Stolle. Prof. Hoyt will present an invited talk in the symposium "Frontiers in Solidification Science".
Another great success from a McMaster Materials Alumni!
finished 2nd place in the Grand Final of the World Steel Association 7th Virtual Steelmaking Challenge in Brussels, Belgium. He was the North American Champion in the first round. The task consisted of refining an order of linepipe steel, as used for oil and gas distribution in the Secondary Steelmaking Simulation. They had two and a half hours to produce the steel at the minimum cost while maintaining the levels of impurities and inclusions within specification.
All the Grand final results can be found here.