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January 2012 - Stephen Budy, a graduate student in Prof. Doug Loy's research group, is featured on the cover of the January 2012 issue of Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications, which specializes in the rapid dissemination of high-quality detailed studies of novel and challenging crystal and molecular structures of interest in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, mineralogy, pharmacology, physics and materials science.
The cover shows a molecule that Stephen synthesized as a model compound for his studies of polyarylene electrolytes. Download Pdf file
Back in August, 2011, Stephen was awarded a 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award for his paper, "Sulfonated Polyarylene via Friedel-Crafts Reactions: Synthesis and Characterization."
January 2012 - Erica L. Corral, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Arizona, has been given a national award in recognition of her "dedication to training and mentoring young people in materials science and engineering through educational outreach efforts."
Corral's ability to convey knowledge and enthusiasm of materials engineering to her students has earned her the 2011 Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers, an award given to professors in materials science and engineering by ASM International, a society of materials scientists, researchers and technologists.