Student Presentation Skills Recognized at the Society-Wide Micro and Nanotechnology Forum



Nearly 50 students from universities throughout the world took part in this year's Society-Wide Micro and Nanotechnology Forum at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Houston, Texas.

Forty-seven students from universities around the world took part in this year’s Society-Wide Micro and Nanotechnology Forum, the annual poster presentation session at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition that gives students the opportunity to sharpen their presentation skills and compete for cash prizes.

This year, eight students were recognized for their efforts and shared more than $3,500 in prizes. Prizes for this year’s forum, which took place on Nov. 17 at the Hilton of the Americas in Houston, were sponsored by three ASME technical divisions: the Heat Transfer Division, the Materials Division, and the Bioengineering Division.


(Left to right) Hadi Ghasemi from the University of Houston, the session chair for the Society-Wide Micro and Nanotechnology Forum, with ASME President Julio Guerrero and Teng Zhang, winner of a $500 prize from the Heat Transfer Division.

 

 

Teng Zhang, a student from the University of Notre Dame, was selected as the winner of one of two $500 prizes from the Heat Transfer Division for his poster presentation, “Thermal Transport Across Hydrogen Bonded Hard-Soft Interfaces.” Shanshan Xu, from the University of Colorado Boulder, received a second $500 prize from the Heat Transfer Division for her presentation, “Influences of Screen Mesh Wicking Structure on the Performance of Ultra-thin Thermal Ground Planes.”

Shanshan Yao of North Carolina State University received a $500 prize from the Materials Division for her poster, “Silver Nanowire Enabled Wearable Sensors.” Michael Wang of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign also won a $500 prize from the Materials Division prize for his poster, “Elastic Strain Engineering of Atomically-Thin Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Using Thermally-Activated Shape Memory Polymers for Novel Optoelectronic Applications.”


ASME President Julio Guerrero (left) with Shanshan Yao of North Carolina State University, who received a $500 prize from the Materials Division at the Society-Wide Micro and Nanotechnology Forum.

Yuta Kurashina of Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, was selected as the winner of a $500 prize from the ASME Bioengineering Division for his presentation, “Resonance Vibration and Temperature Modulation Enhances Detachment from Cultivation Substrate.

Peyman Irajizad of the University of Houston and Justus Ndukaife of Purdue University also received $500 each for their posters “Micro/Nano Structuring by Small-Scale Magnetic-Capillary Waves” and “Hybrid Electroplasmonic Nanotweezer (HENT): Shaping the Future of Nanomanipulation,” respectively.


Yuta Kurashina (right) of Keio University in Japan, winner of the Bioengineering Division's $500 prize, with ASME President Julio Guerrero.

 

 

 

 

An eighth participant, Biao Hu of China University of Petroleum in Beijing, won a $200 gift card and a certificate as the recipient of a special Audience Choice Award for his poster presentation “Analysis of Gas Hydrate Formation in Subsea External Sleeve Choke.”