IMS grad student takes home physical sciences award from conference

John F. Mansfield, left, MSA President, congratulates Jake Benzing on his award. (Submitted photo)

A Vanderbilt PhD student in interdisciplinary materials science took home a first-place poster award at August’s Microscopy & Microanalysis conference, held last month in Portland, Oregon.

Jake Benzing, whose adviser is Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering James Wittig, presented a research poster and abstract titled “Fe-25Mn-3Al-3Si TWIP-TRIP Steel Deformed at High Strain Rates” and won in the area of physical sciences. The conference is presented by the Microscopy Society of America.

Vanderbilt University tied with Cornell University for most student awards given at the conference. Other Vanderbilt winners were: Jordan Hechtel and Junhao Lin in the Pantelides lab and Tasia Pyburn in the Ohi lab.


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