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NDL Researcher Manu Shamsa Awarded Silver Medal of the Materials Research Society


NDL Researcher Manu Shamsa Awarded Silver Medal of the Materials Research Society
 
Electrical Engineering PhD candidate Manu Shamsa, who works in Professor Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL), received the Silver Medal Award for his research presentation at the annual meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS) in San Francisco. Manu presented the paper entitled Thermal Conductivity of Nanocrystalline Diamond Films: Effects of Nitrogen Doping and Boundary Scattering. The work presented at the MRS conference was carried out at NDL in collaboration with the researchers from the Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia. The measurements conducted in Professor Balandin’s laboratory elucidated the physical mechanisms of thermal conduction in the nanocrystalline diamond films. Among the finalists of the MRS graduate research competition were the students from the very best US and international universities: Harvard University, UC-Berkeley, Cornell University, UCLA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University, UCSD, Arizona State University and University of Tokyo. According to the MRS press release the awards were presented to the “graduate students who authored or co-authored symposium papers that exemplified significant and timely research.” The annual MRS Spring Meeting  in San Francisco is the world’s largest and most prestigious conference in the field of materials science and engineering.
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