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Saima Aktar Sumaiya Earns AVS Graduate Research Award

November 29, 2022

Cognitive and Information Sciences Professor Lace Padilla

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. candidate Saima Aktar Sumaiya was awarded a Graduate Research Award from the American Vacuum Society (AVS).

Sumaiya is studying the atomic-scale structure and electronic properties of 2D materials by real-space surface imaging under ambient conditions in Professor Mehmet Baykara’s lab.

The Graduate Research Awards were established in 1984 to recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. Each consists of a cash award, a certificate and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.