The mission of the Laboratory for Surface Modification is to provide a focus for research in basic and applied studies of high technology surfaces and interfaces.
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March 8, 2013
The 27th Annual Symposium of the Laboratory for Surface Modification was held last Friday, March 8, 2013. A total of 20 contributed talks (15 by graduate student) and 28 posters (23 by graduate students) were presented. In addition there were Highlight Presentations by Prof. Vitaly Podzerov (Department Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers) entitled "Organic Single Crystal Electronics and Prof. Jingguang Chen (Chem Engineering, Columbia) entitled "Using Model Surfaces to Design Catalysts and Electrocatalyists." Please help us congratulate our own Matthew Brahlek who won the Theodore E. Madey Student Award for Best Oral Presentation with his talk entitled "Bulk-Insulating Bi2Se3 Thin Films and Decoupled Topological Surface States" describing work performed under the supervision of Prof. Seongshik Oh. The best student poster, entitled "Electronic and Catalytic Properties of Chemically Exfoliated Molybdenum Disulfide" was presented by Maryam Salehi of the Materials Sccience and Engineering Department, based on work performed under the supervision of Prof. Manish Chhowalla. The student awards consist of a certificate and a prize of $300.
We look forward to a similarly outstanding collection of student presentations at next year's Symposium.