Laboratory for Radiation and Polymer Science

Al-Sheikhly Lab Group, University of Maryland College Park

July 27, 2018
by Travis Dietz
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UMD to Host ICIP 2018 in Annapolis

This week, the Laboratory for Radiation and Polymer Science and the University of Maryland will host the 2nd International Conference on Ionizing Processes in Annapolis, Maryland. This conference follows in the footsteps of ICIP 2016, which was hosted in Upton, NY by Brookhaven National Laboratory. Dr. Travis Dietz, Kevin Mecadon, and Devyn Catterton will all be presenting posters at the conference. Dr. Eaman Karim will be presenting during the session, “Interfaces and Nuclear Applications,” on her work entitled, “Elucidation of the Mechanisms of Protons and Alpha Particles-Induced Damages on the Surface Region of 4H Silicon Carbide.”

More information on the conference can be found at icip2018.umd.edu .

May 2, 2018
by Travis Dietz
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Daniel Vega Successfully Defense Dissertation

This past Friday, April 27th, 2018, Daniel Vega successfully defended his dissertation entitled, “Examination of an Additively Manufactured Ferritic-Martensitic Steel for Advanced Nuclear Applications.” Daniel’s development of this new material technology is currently being filed for a patent. He will continue working at the Department of Energy as a Nuclear Engineer. The image at the right shows Daniel (center) with Professor Al-Sheikhly (left) and Dr. Stu Malloy (right). Congratulations Dan!

April 18, 2018
by Travis Dietz
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Kevin Mecadon Receives CIRMS Student Award

This past Monday, April 16th, Kevin presented his research on radiation grafted, polymer electrolyte fuel cells to the attendees of the 26th meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS) in conjunction with his acceptance of the CIRMS student award. Kevin can be seen receiving his award certificate from CIRMS President Dr. Zhichao Lin in the photo to the left.

February 21, 2018
by Travis Dietz
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Kevin Mecadon wins 2018 Student Travel Grant Award to Attend CIRMS Conference

Kevin Mecadon was awarded a 2018 Student Travel Grant Award by the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards for his abstract submission entitled, “Radiation Grafting of Ionic Liquids to Synthesize Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells.” Not only will Kevin be provided funds to travel to and attend the conference, which is being held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he will also give a short presentation and present a poster at the conference as an attendee. Congratulations Kevin!

February 11, 2016
by Travis Dietz
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The group welcomed two new students this spring semester: Salimeh Gharazi and Azadeh Farzaneh. Salimeh will be studying the radiation degradation of electrical cable jackets and Azadeh will be studying the corrosion of oil pipelines. More information on them can be found on the People page. Welcome Salimeh and Azadeh!

February 10, 2016
by Travis Dietz
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Prof. Al-Sheikhly Invited to Speak at The Chemical Society of Washington Dinner Meeting

This Thursday, February 11th, Professor Al-Sheikhly will be giving the presentation, “Novel Materials for the Isolation of Uranium from Sea Water,” at the Chemical Society of Washington’s Dinner Meeting and College Achievement Awards. It is requested that attendees register prior to attending. The talk will start at 7:30 pm in the Chemistry Building Atrium at the University of Maryland. More information can be found at the Chemical Society’s website.

September 14, 2015
by Travis Dietz
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On Friday, September 11th, 2015, Zois successfully presented his proposal entitled, “Towards an Understanding of the Degradation Mechanisms of UHMWPE-Based Soft Ballistic Inserts,” to his committee. Congratulations Zois!

August 13, 2015
by Travis Dietz
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UMD Hosts August PI Meeting for Uranium Extraction Project

seawater PI mtg Aug 2015 UMD

On August 6th and 7th, the University of Maryland hosted the August PI Meeting for the Uranium Extraction from Seawater project group. Over the course of the two days, primary investigators, or representatives from their labs, from different institutions around the country presented the most recent advancements in their work. The meeting also included a trip to a Maryland crab house for some local cuisine and a tour of the group’s EPR and biolab facilities as well as the Maryland Nanocenter AIM Lab with Professor Salamanca-Riba.