Sarah Wins MRS Graduate Student Silver Award

HMNL PhD candidate Sarah Park won a Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Silver award for her talk titled "Hierarchal coatings of biological building blocks via self-limiting electrospray deposition" that was presented at the 2022 Fall meeting of the MRS. The honored research involved achieving high efficiency in electrospray deposition of targets smaller than the characteristic length scale of the spray plume.


Maxim and Sriya Win NJSGC 2022-2023 Academic Year Internship

Congratulations to HMNL undergrads Maxim Arkhipov and Sriya Bapatla on winning a New Jersey Space Grant Consortium 2022-2023 Academic Year Internship. This award will support their work on the mechanical composites manufactured by self-limiting electrospray deposition and combinations of self-limiting electrospray deposition and additive manufacturing, respectively.


Early Career Materials Researcher Research Letter on FLaSk Dewetting Published

Professor Singer was recognized as an Early Career Materials Researcher by MRS Communications. The so-recognized letter discusses application of focused laser spike (FLaSk) thermocapillary dewetting as a tool for  measuring the properties of thin films. This research, led by former lab member Tianxing "Tim" Ma and conducted in collaboration with the lab of Zahra Fakhraai of UPenn Chemistry, demonstrated that FLaSk can uncover properties related to molecular weight and shear-induced ordering in nanoscale soft matter films.

Catherine Wins Research Excellence Award

Published: 5/4/2021

Congratulations to undergraduate HMNL member, Catherine Nachtigal, for winning the Research Excellence Award at the 6th Annual Chancellor’s Student Leadership Gala. The award sought students who "demonstrate high-quality research which exhibits critical thinking, analysis, and creativity." Catherine has done exemplary work on a wide range of projects in electrospray deposition and aerospace acoustics. She will soon begin an internship with Northrop Grumman continuing aspects of her work with the group.