ESM graduate student wins Materials Research Award

11/19/2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Huihun Jung, Ph.D. candidate in engineering science and mechanics, has been awarded the 2017-2018 Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award from the Penn State Materials Research Institute. The award honors interdisciplinary materials research at Penn State which yields innovative and unexpected results.

Through his research under the advisement of Melik Demirel, professor of engineering science and mechanics and director of the Center for Research on Advancement Fiber Technologies, Jung has investigated structure-property relationships in protein-based programmable materials and their composites, with applications to enhanced mechanical, chemical and optical properties to create the next generation of fibers.

Jung was honored at a ceremony on October 25 at the Millennium Science Complex.

 

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Huihun Jung, Ph.D. candidate in engineering science and mechanics

Huihun Jung, doctoral candidate in engineering science and mechanics

 
 

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