Students Win Microscopy Awards

By John Porter

Irvine, Calif., March 11, 2009 -- Two UCI students working in Calit2’s Carl Zeiss Center of Excellence won awards at this year's Southern California Society for Microscopy and Microanalysis Symposium held at UCLA. The awards were given for the best student platform presentation and the best student poster.

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John Porter (left) trained UCI students Dheta and Duong. 

Anh Duong, a student in professor Dan Mumm's research group, received a check for $500 for her presentation "3D Reconstruction of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes using FIB/SEM.” Shareen Dheta, a student in professor Farghalli Mohamed's research group, received a check for $300 for her poster "The Application of Electron Backscatter Diffraction to Study Abnormal Grain Growth and Twinning in Nanocrystalline Nickel.” The prizes will support travel to Richmond, Va. for the Microscopy Society of America’s annual conference in July.
Duong and Dheta competed with students from other major local universities including UCLA, UC Riverside, Caltech and USC.