Educational Outreach Recognition
Many faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students contribute to the effectiveness and success of NCMN’s educational outreach efforts. Each year we give the NCMN Ambassador Award for special recognition of a few outstanding faculty who have consistently given countless hours towards furthering education in the area of materials and nanoscience through outreach events and programs. The award was presented at the Department of Physics and Astronomy's annual Spring Recognition Luncheon. We want to recognize their contributions and say thank you! For more information about nanoscience outreach events please visit: http://www.unl.edu/ncmn/outreach-education. Information on previous recognition awards is available on the recognition archive page.
The following faculty were formally thanked for their service to NCMN in the area of Education and Outreach during 2014. We are grateful for their support of the Center’s numerous outreach activities in which they were involved and applaud their commitment to promote materials and nanoscience to UNL students, faculty, and the Lincoln community in general.
- Physics: Shireen Adenwalla, Christian Binek, Steve Ducharme, Tom George, Alexey Kovalev, Xiaoshan Xu
- Chemistry: Barry Cheung, Stephen Morin, Rebecca Lai, Marjorie Langell, Jody Redeppening, Jian Zhang
- Engineering: Valery Forbes, Linxia Gu, Tino Hoffman, Sri Kidambi, Yunshen Zhou, Angela Pannier, Ravi Saraf, Eva Schubert, Li Tan
2015 Ambassador Awardees
NCMN Graduate Research Fellows
The annual fellowships honor a select group of doctoral graduate students on the basis of high research and scholastic performance. Fellows receive a stipend that supports students who are completing their doctoral dissertations and final year of studies. Information on previous fellows is available on the fellowship archive page.
UNL's 2015 NCMN Graduate Research Fellows are Alexey Lipatov and Yuchuan Shao.
Yuchuan Shao is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Yuchuan’s interests center on ferroelectric polymers with solar cell thermal energy applications. His research has also focused on electronic characterization and hybrid organo-metal halide perovskite material for solar energy harvesting. The results of Shao’s work have been included in a recently filed patent and reported in high-profile journals such as Nature Materials, Nature Communication, Advanced Materials and Energy Environ. Sci. In 2012 he received UNL’s Outstanding Graduate Award and has been the recipient of various prestigious scholarships.