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MSE Alumnus Sebastian Osswald Receives Elsevier 2010 Carbon Journal Prize


Above (from left): Mark Greenberg, Provost; Julie Mostov, VP for International Programs; Sebastian Osswald; Peter Scharff, Rector (President) of Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany; Holly Burnside, Director of Outreach and Development, A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute; and Yury Gogotsi, Trustee Chair Professor of Materials Science & Engineering after signing a dual Ph.D. agreement between Drexel and TU Ilmenau, of which Sebastian was the first dual Ph.D. degree recipient.

MSE alumnus Dr. Sebastian Osswald (Ph.D./MBA, 2009; advisor: Yury Gogotsi) is the recipient of this year’s 2010 Carbon Journal Prize from Carbon, the leading international journal (ISI impact factor 4.3) published by Elsevier, for his research using in situ Raman spectroscopy for the study of oxidation of carbon nanomaterials, from nanotubes to nanodiamonds.

This prestigious award is given every three years. Competition for the award was open to all graduate students who successfully defended a Ph.D. thesis in the calendar years 2007–2009 in any country of the world. Students from Tsinghua University, China and University of Bologna, Italy received runner-up awards (a two-year subscription to Carbon). Selection of the awardee was done by an anonymous international panel of carbon scientists appointed by the Editor-in- Chief and the publishers. Sebastian is a superb expert in Raman spectroscopy and carbon nanomaterials, and is currently a post-doctoral researcher at MIT.  He plans to pursue a tenure-track faculty position in academia in the future.

In addition to receiving a $1250 prize, Sebastian will receive a two-year e-subscription to Carbon and will present an Award Lecture on his thesis research at the upcoming Annual World Conference on Carbon in July 2010.

Added on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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