UT MSE Adjunct Professor and ORNL staff scientist, Dr. Orlando Rios (Pictured in the middle with Co-Authors) has been recognized with an Outstanding Technical Achievement award from HENAAC, the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation.
Dr. Rios has collaborated with MSE professor, David Keffer, and currently serves on the PhD committees of two MSE graduate students, Valerie García-Negrón & Dayton Kizzire, who investigate the use of lignin-based carbon composites in energy storage applications.
Recent papers with UT students include
McNutt, N.W., McDonnell, M.T., Rios, O., Keffer, D.J., “Li-ion Localization and Energetics as a Function of Anode Structure”ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9(8) 2017 pp. 6988-7002. doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b13748.
García-Negrón, V., Oyedele, A.D., Ponce, E., Rios, O., Harper, D.P., Keffer, D.J., “Evaluation of Nano-and Mesoscale Structural Features in Composite Materials through Hierarchical Decomposition of the Radial Distribution Function”, J. Appl. Crystallogr. 51 2018 pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1107/S1600576717016843 .
More information on the award at: http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/professionals/award-winners-2018