Conference Student Poster Competition Winners

Students from around the world are recognized for their outstanding research.

The NanoDivision's Student Poster Competition:

Each year at the NANO conference, the student committee organizes and manages the student poster competition.  Student posters are judged based on research goals, approach, clarity of content, and quality of presentation.  Conference attendees get to join in on the fun by being the judges and voting on their top picks.  The top posters receive a prize.  The NanoDivision is thankful for continuous support from our sponsors for this event.    

2018 Winners

First Place 
Augustus (Gus) Lang, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
Paper-Based Electrochromic Devices Enabled by Nanocellulose-Coated Paper and Spray-Processible Oxygen Barrier Layers

Second Place 
Sami El Award Azrak, Purdue University (USA) 
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Large Scale Production and Mechanical Properties of Mechanically Fibrillated Nanocellulose Films

Third Place 
Anurodh Tripathi, North Carolina State University (USA) 
Recipe to Synthesize Aerogels with Tunable Properties

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2017 Winners

 

First Place 

Oriana M. Vanderfleet, McMaster University (Canada)
Optimization of Cellulose Nanocrystal Length and Colloidal Stability through Hydrolysis with Phosphoric Acid

Second Place

Meri Lundahl, Aalto University (Finland)
Effect of Wet-Spinning Dope Rheology on Spinnability

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2016 Winners

First Place - Tie 

Stephanie Kedzior, McMaster University (Canada)
Controlling Latex Morphology with Cellulose Nanocrystal and Methyl  Cellulose

Kevin De France, McMaster University (Canada)
In situ magnetic alignment of cellulose nanocrystals in injectable hydrogel composites

Third Place

Michael Reid, McMaster University (Canada)
Cellulose Nanocrystal Interactions Probed by Thin Film Swelling

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2015 Winners

First Place 
Bailey Risteen, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) -link to Poster-
Renewable Biomaterials to Encapsulate and Align Synthetic Semiconducting Polymers

Second Place 
Youngman Yoo, Purdue University (USA) -
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Development of Microcapsules Containing Surface Modified Cellulose Nanocrystals for Medical Applications

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2014 Winners

First Place 
Yuji Meng, University of Tennessee (USA)
Carbonization of microfibril cellulose aerogel: surface, structural and absorption properties

Second Place 
Jenna Schardt, Oregon State University (USA)
Cellulose Nanofibers: A template for sodium ion battery anodes

Third Place 
Judith Margaret Winglee, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (USA) 

Cellulose Nanofibril Enhanced Microfiltration Membranes

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2013 Winners

First Place 
Christina Schütz, Wallenberg Wood Science Center, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Stockholm University (Sweden)

Carbon Aerogels from Bacterial Nanocellulose as Anodes for Lithium Ion Battery

Second Place 
Virginie Bigand, Grenoble INP Pagora - LGP2 (France)

Use of Different Quality of MFC for Producing Controlled Release Films

Third Place 
Assya Boujemaoui, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Nanostructured Biocomposite Materials of poly-?-caprolactone and High Surface Area Nanopaper

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2012 Winners

First Place 
Madhu Kaushik, McGill University (Canada)

Catalytic Materials Based on Metal Nanoparticles Supported onto Cellulose Nanocrystallites: Applications in Hydrogenation Reaction and Heck Coupling

Second Place 
Javier Cuervo, University of Alberta (Canada)

Multiscale Modeling of the Structure, Thermodynamics and Interactions of Nanocrystalline Cellulose Particles in Electrolyte Solutions

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2011 Winners

First Place

Justin Zoppe, North Carolina State University (USA)
Thermo-responsive Polymer Brushes Grafted from Cellulose Nanocrystals and their Interfacial Behavior

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2010 Winners

First Place

Terhi Hirvikorpi, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)
Gas and moisture barrier on bio-based packaging materials by atomic layer deposition.

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