Research Triangle MRSEC faculty member, Orlin Velev (NCSU), presented a talk on Hydrogel-Based Bimimetic Devices and Soft Robotic Components Operating on Ionic and Microfluidic Principles at the Fall 2015 MRSEC Meeting in Boston, MA. This talk was also highlighted on the MRS Website.
At this same conference, 5th year PhD student and RT-MRSEC Fellow, Sumeet Mishra, presented a talk, "Anisotropic Actuation of Elastomer Films Containing Chained Magnetic Nanoparticles", and received the gold PhD Award. MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction. MRS seeks to recognize students of exceptional ability who show promise for significant future achievement in materials research. Selection is highly competitive and receiving a gold or silver award is certainly one that you can reflect upon with pride for many years to come. Many of the previous winners have moved on to highly distinguished careers, as well as to leadership positions within the Materials Research Society.
Sumeet studies in the group of Joseph Tracy, and in a project in collaboration with Michael Dickey and Orlin Velev.
Their work can also be sited in the Nanoscale Journal through the Royal Society of Chemistry. Their article, "Selective and Directional Actuation of Elastomer Films Using Chained Magnetic Nanoparticles", has been accepted for publication.