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ChBE graduate student earns first prize from AlChE

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE) recognized ChBE’s Ajit Vikram with the first place award at the 2020 AIChE Graduate Student Award Competition in the Inorganic Chemistry Area.

The Inorganic Chemistry Graduate Student Award Session at the AIChE Annual Conference recognizes graduate students whose research achievements, in the broad area of inorganic materials, demonstrate a high level of excellence. Winning the award is a great recognition of their accomplishments because awardees must demonstrate a leading role in advancing their research field.

“It was truly our honor to learn about your research achievements! We look forward to seeing more wonderful research from you in the future!” said Xueyi Zhang, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Pennsylvania State University, who chaired the 2020 Graduate Award Session in Inorganic Chemistry Area within the Materials Engineering & Sciences Division (MESD) in the award letter.

Vikram’s faculty advisor is Paul Kenis, the ChBE Department Head and Elio Eliakim Tarika Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering. Vikram develops flow reactor platforms for the synthesis of heavy-metal-free quantum dots used in next-generation display technologies.

“I am honored to receive this award, which represents the culmination of my education in ChBE and many collaborations within and outside of the department,” Vikram said.

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Claire Benjamin

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