Graduate students Sarah Atanasov and Koohee Han have received notable awards for their research work.

Sarah, a member of Dr. Parsons’ research group, won an AIF 2014 Best Paper Award from the NCSU Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF). Her paper, "Improved cut-resistance of Kevlar® using controlled interface reactions during atomic layer deposition of ultrathin (<50 Angstrom) inorganic coatings" was published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

Koohee received two awards for posters describing his work on self-assembling microbots. The awards were first place in the US-German Soft Matter Workshop in Boston, and the best poster award at the 2nd Annual Triangle Student Research Competition. He is a member of Dr. Velev’s research group.

Congratulations to these outstanding researchers!