Published on Tuesday October 28, 2003
Steven Galen and Gwénaëlle Proust, Ph.D. students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, received 2nd and 3rd prize, respectively, in the student paper competition at the 40th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Inc. The society's meeting took place October 12-15, 2003 at the University of Michigan. Galen and Proust were among fifteen students competing for awards in the paper competition, which was sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research.
The title of Galen's presentation was "Using Triaxial Testing to Determine the Effects of Initial Consolidation Path on the Strength of a Common Pharmaceutical Powder." This work was performed along with Galen's advisor, Dr. Antonios Zavaliangos under the NSF-GOALI project between Drexel and Merck. Proust's presentation, "Single Crystal Elastic-Plastic Properties From Nano-Indentation/OIM Studies," was accomplished along with her advisors Dr. Surya Kalidindi, department head of Materials Science and Engineering, and Dr. Roger Doherty.