Educational Outreach Recognition
Many faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students contribute to the effectiveness and success of NCMN’s educational outreach efforts. Each year we give the NCMN Ambassador Award for special recognition of a few outstanding faculty who have consistently given countless hours towards furthering education in the area of materials and nanoscience through outreach events and programs. The award was presented at the Department of Physics and Astronomy's annual Spring Recognition Luncheon. We want to recognize their contributions and say thank you! For more information about nanoscience outreach events please visit: http://ncmn.unl.edu/outreach-education.
In 2016 the Ambassador Award was given to Shireen Adenwalla and Barry Cheung. The NCMN Undergraduate Fellow Award was given to Seth Kurfman (Physics and Astronomy 2016 graduate). Information on previous recognition awards is available on the recognition archive page.
2016 Ambassador Awardees
NCMN Graduate Research Fellows
The annual fellowships honor a select group of doctoral graduate students on the basis of high research and scholastic performance. Fellows receive a stipend that supports students who are completing their doctoral dissertations and final year of studies. Information on previous fellows is available on the fellowship archive page.
UNL's 2016 NCMN Graduate Research Fellows are Cheng Bi and Ivan Zhuravlev.
Ivan Zhuravlev is a doctoral student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research has consisted of phase transformations in confined nanosystems, investigation of anomalous temperature dependence of the magnetocrystalline anisotropy in magnetic materials, and electronic structure calculations of the concentration dependence of intrinsic magnetic properties in certain alloys. Ivan has had two research papers published, both as first author, one in Physical Review B and the other in Physical Review Letters. The results of some of his work were presented at the 2014 APS Meeting. After graduation he would like to continue research in computational materials science.