Five US university students win scholarships to present glass-related research in India

Funding is provided by International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass at Lehigh University

Five U.S. university students made research presentations in India recently thanks to scholarships provided by the International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass (IMI-NFG), which is based at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The International Student Conference Travel Scholarships enabled the students to attend the 15th International Symposium on Non-Oxide and Optical Glasses (ISNOG) in Bangalore in April.

The recipients were Deassy Novita and Jin Mingji of the University of Cincinnati, Jamie Neilson and Amanda Simens of Lehigh University, and Bradley Bowden of Rutgers University.

Novita gave a presentation titled "Intermediate Phase of AgPO3/AgI Glasses," while Mingji discussed "Giant photocontraction and self-organization effects in amorphous chalcogenide thin films."

Neilson gave a presentation titled "Fabrication of nano-gratings in arsenic sulphide films," and Simens discussed "Origin of Optical Losses in Ge-Se Containing Chalcogenide waveguides: EXAFS and SEM Study." Bowden's presentation was titled "Optical Properties of Ag-As-Sb-Se Glasses."

The travel scholarship, a new grant for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers at U.S. universities, seeks to help young scientists become future glass and materials research leaders. Candidates are selected according to how well their paper contributes to a new functionality in glass.

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For more information and for scholarship applications, visit IMI-NFG's website at www.lehigh.edu/imi.


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