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Arora awarded 2nd Prize for Excellence in Polymer Graduate Research by AIChE

Nov. 6, 2017 - Akash Arora, a chemical engineering graduate student, received the 2nd place Award for Excellence in Polymer Graduate Research from Materials Engineering and Science Division of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This highly competitive award seeks to recognize graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in chemical engineering research in any field related to the area of polymer science and engineering. Arora’s research, with advisors Kevin D. Dorfman and Frank S. Bates, theoretically showed that the sphere-forming block polymers can self assemble to form a host of complex low-symmetry structures, commonly referred to as Frank-Kasper phases, typically found in intermetallic alloys. As an award recipient, Arora received a monetary stipend of $250 and a certificate of excellence at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in October 2017.

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