Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Grad students win image challenge

Congratulations to graduate students Elizabeth Horstman and Yifu Zhang, winners of the School of Chemical Sciences’ annual Science Image Challenge! Horstman is a member of Dr. Paul Kenis’ research group and Zhang is a member of Dr. Ying Diao’s group.

Feathers of AutumTheir image is called “Feathers of Autumn.”

“Needles, spherulites, and dendrites are observed in this image of ellipticine, a pharmaceutical used to treat cancer, grown by solution shearing on a polymer substrate. The multitude of crystal morphologies resembles the diversity in color and shape of feathers in autumn.” The image coloring was slightly enhanced.

The winners will be celebrated at the SCS VizLab Open House from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, in 151 Noyes Lab.

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