Damola Shuaib and Abhishek Ravada were the recipients of the 2019 Graduate Student Research Award at ChemMatCARS. In six weeks of learning side by side, the two very different men—one a passionate chemist from his earliest studies, the other an equally passionate nonchemist—found challenge, and camaraderie, in their differences. Interacting with the stream of international groups who passed through 15-ID left them astonished at new-to-them techniques and topics. And both took away new confidence and new directions for their own work.
From left to right: Yu-Sheng Chen, Abhishek Ravada and Damola Taye Shuaib