Trejo receives Arvind Varma Graduate Travel Award

Nov. 10, 2016 - Nancy Trejo, a fifth-year graduate student in Professor Eray Aydil's research group, was selected to receive the Arvind Varma Graduate Travel Award to support her travel to the upcoming AIChE annual meeting in San Francisco, California. Trejo will present her research paper, "Synthesis of Tin(II) Monosulfide Nanoplates: A Potential 2D Material" at the meeting. Trejo's research is focused on the formation mechanism, structure, and polarizability of SnS nanoplates synthesized via a hot-injection method. Those nanoplates have a 2D, layered structure with potential applications in semiconductor channels, transistors, and photovoltaics.

Arvind Varma (Ph.D. ChE '72) created the Arvind Varma Graduate Travel Award to support promising graduate students studying chemical engineering in their travel to national meetings and research conferences. This award is the first of its kind to support chemical engineering graduate students. Varma was inspired to establish the award based on his experience that graduate students benefit tremendously from presenting their research at conferences, such as the AIChE annual meeting.

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