Student Highlights NanoFlorida Winners from UCF NSTC NanoFlorida is an annual nanoscience technology symposium held at different Florida institutions of higher learning. Beginning in 2008 at the University of Central Florida, NanoFlorida 2016 returned for its “homecoming” at UCF. As a student-led conference NanoFlorida was designed to emphasize student leadership and development. The following students associated with NSTC won awards at the event: Best Graduate Poster-Materials and Devices Matthew Suttinger Best Graduate Poster-Materials and Devices Alireza Safaei Best Graduate Poster-Materials and Devices Abraham Vázquez-Guardado 2nd place Graduate Poster-Materials and Devices Yi Ding 3rd place Graduate Poster-Materials and Devices Xiaoyan Lu Graduate Poster-Materials and Devices Honorable mention Hao Chen Best Graduate Poster- Health and Environmental Applications Briana Lee 3rd place Graduate Poster- Health and Environmental Applications Tianyu Zheng Oral Presentation Honorable Mention Juan He Oral Presentation Honorable Mention Tianyu Zheng Undergraduate Poster 2nd place Zon Thwin
Undergraduate Poster 3rd place Elizabeth Wait
Honors, Achievements and Awards for the Students Supervised by Faculty Kazi Tasneem, a Ph.D. student in Dr. James Hickman’s lab, won the Presentation Fellowship from the College of Graduate Studies for 2015 which provides funding for enrolled master’s, specialist, and doctoral students to share their research at a professional meeting. Tazneem was also selected for the Frank Hubbard Engineering Endowed Scholarship for 2016-2017. Lauren Austin, a former student of Dr. Qun Huo, was recognized by Chemical and Engineering News magazine as one of their ‘Talented 12’ feature, which highlights young researchers using chemistry to solve global problems Daniel Franklin, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Debashis Chanda’s research group was awarded the College of Sciences General Scholarship. This $500 award recognizes commitment and dedication to pursuing educational goals.