CREST Student Wins First Prize in International Materials Conference PDF Print E-mail

In October 2011, during the 2011 Materials Science & Technology international conference Rafael Soler, Chemical Engineering senior student presented his poster titled "Electrochemical Dealloying of Aluminum-Zinc Alloys: Formation of Macroporous Structures" during the Undergraduate Poster Competition. This work was coauthored by Amarilis Declet (Chemical Engineering senior student) and Elvin Estremera (Mechanical Engineering graduate student) and is part of a collaborative project by Profs. O. Marcelo Suarez (IRG4) and Arturo Hernandez (IRG3). The level of the competition is reflected by the affiliations of the remaining prize winners: DoE Ames Labs, Iowa State University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Alabama. The novelty of the experimental methodology led the team to file a disclosure of invention to produce porous metals intended for catalytic applications.

Rafael Soler and the Blue Ribbon

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