MSE graduate student Jessica Rimsza won 1st prize in international conference

Jessica Rimsza, a graduate student from the Materials Science and Engineering Department, won the first prize of student poster contest at the US-Germany joint conference on glass and optical materials held in Aachen Germany in May 2014. Jessica works with Prof. Jincheng Du of MSE Department toward her doctorate degree. She presented findings on water/nanoporous silica interactions from ab initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Jessica was selected to win the first prize among large number of poster presentations and the award was presented by the President of Germany Glass Society and the Chair of the American Ceramic Society Glass and Optical Materials Division during the conference banquet.

Jessica Rimsza and Prof. Jincheng Du in front of Jessica’s poster