Graduate Student Research Award at ChemMatCARS (GSRAC)

The annual Graduate Student Research Award at ChemMatCARS (GSRAC) program supports two graduate students to carry out their research and participate in other beamline activities at ChemMatCARS over an extended period of 4–6 weeks during the summer. This program allows students to pursue their PhD research and deepen their understanding of the sophisticated synchrotron x-ray techniques and capabilities at ChemMatCARS and the Advanced Photon Source. Preference is given to women and members of under-represented groups (URG), but all are encouraged to apply.

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Confidence and Perspective: In-Depth Crystallography Training Restructures Two Young Researchers’ View of Their Work: Abhishek Ravada, University of Rennes 1 and Damola Taye Shuaib, Illinois Institute of Technology

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...

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Damola Taye Shuaib

Originally from Nigeria, Shuaib has known all his life that he wanted to do something chemistry-related. It took a while, though, to find the right chemical niche. Chemical engineering looked right at first, then he explored industrial chemistry and then materials...

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Abhishek Ravada

A passionate metallurgist, Abhishek Ravada hopes to make his mark by improving the heat resistance—and thus disaster resistance—of steels. But his conversations and experiments at ChemMatCARS have convinced him to look up from traditional metallurgy to a broader range...

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