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Praise for MSE PhD Vols at Critical Materials Institute Winter Meeting

Max Neveau

Max Neveau

Mairym Vazquez

Mairym Vazquez

Two MSE PhD students delivered winning presentations at the 2021 Critical Materials Institute (CMI) Winter Meeting, held virtually February 2–4, hosted by the Colorado School of Mines.

Max Neveau took first place out of 16 oral presentations for “Mechanism for Enhanced Surface Tension of Al-Ce Alloys in a Fully Liquid Direct Metal Write Process.”

Mairym Vazquez was awarded honorable mention for her poster presentation on “Al‐Ce‐Based Alloys Processed Via Powder‐In‐Tube: From Superconductors Processing Methodology to Advanced Manufacturing.” She was one of only three people recognized out of 26 poster presentations.

Both students work with Professor Orlando Rios.

The three-day Winter Meeting welcomed nearly 200 people representing 45 institutions and included the sixth annual forum for students and early career researchers. Plenary talks were delivered by Valri Lightner, Acting Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office, US Department of Energy, and Tom Lograsso, CMI Director, Ames Laboratory.