Published on Tuesday March 5, 2013
Materials Ph.D. candidate and DoD NDSEG Fellow Kristy Jost (advisor: Yury Gogotsi, co-advisor: Genevieve Dion) has been selected to participate in the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, to be held from June 30 to July 5, 2013 in Lindau, Germany.
Lindau Award recipients are nominated and selected by the sponsoring agencies and organizations (ORAU, ORISE, DOE, NIH, NSF, Mars, Inc.). Kristy, who will be sponsored by Mars, Inc., was selected as one of 550 young researchers from among thousands of applications from around the world to attend this prestigious annual meeting.
Kristy conducts research on smart textiles and, more specifically wearable energy storage. The goal of her research is to provide non-toxic, flexible power to various electronic components embedded in clothing. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design at Drexel’s College of Media Arts and Design and transitioned to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering after completing research on smart textiles as an undergraduate.
This year's Lindau meeting will focus on Chemistry and Chemistry-related fields. At the meeting, there are opportunities for both formal and informal interaction between the Laureates and the young researchers.
Previous Drexel materials Lindau nominees include Jessica Schiffman (2008, awarded) and Nina Lane (2011).