Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Mai honored with Lam Research Award

Congratulations to Danielle Mai, who was recently recognized with a Lam Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Illinois ChBE graduate student Danielle Mai
Danielle Mai

Mai is a graduate student in Associate Professor Charles Schroeder’s research group, where she started a new line of research by extending single molecule techniques to study the dynamics of branched polymers. Her approach holds the potential to fundamentally change our understanding of the response of branched polymers, which exhibit strikingly different behavior compared to linear polymers. Ongoing work by Mai and other members of the Schroeder group will advance the large-scale production of polymers for commodity and energy applications.

The Lam awards are presented to talented graduate students who are enrolled in the departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Science and Engineering, or Physics. Each recipient receives $5,000.

Lam Research Corporation of Fremont, Calif. is a major supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry. The company has been advancing semiconductor manufacturing for more than 30 years.