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MSE Ph.D. Student Wins Materials Research Society Paper Award

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Kamyar Ahmadi Majlan, a doctoral student in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, won a Best Paper Award at the 59th Electronic Materials Conference of the Materials Research Society. He will receive the award at the 60th Conference in June at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kamyar Ahmadi Majlan, Ph.D. student in UTA's Materials Science and Engineering DepartmentMajlan was one of two student award winners at the conference for his paper, "O2: Thickness Dependent Metal-Insulator Transition of a Correlated Oxide Heterostructure Integrated Directly on Si."

"For Majlan to win this award is exciting for him and for our program, becausemanipulating the electronic behavior of materials at the nanoscale is fundamentally and technologically important for new device applications. This recognition underscores the fundamental excellence of our students and the opportunities they receive here at UTA," said Stathis Meletis, chair of UTA's Materials Science and Engineering Department.

Student awards are given annually by the Electronic Materials Committee for the best presentations at the Electronic Materials Conference. Papers are judged on both scientific content and presentation at the conference. Awards are funded by the TMS Foundation and presented during the Plenary Session.

The Materials Research Society (MRS) was established in 1973 and now boasts almost 14,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government in more than 90 countries. The Society's Electronic Materials Conference is the premier annual forum on the preparation and characterization of electronic materials.