September 14, 2015
by Travis Dietz
Comments Off on Zois Tsinas Completes Proposal
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
Comments Off on UMD Hosts August PI Meeting for Uranium Extraction Project
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.
May 22, 2015
This week Professor Al-Sheikhly has been invited to and will speak at the 15th annual International Congress of Radiation Research in Kyoto, Japan as an Eye Opener for the Chemistry, Radiation Chemistry and Radiation Processes section of the conference.
More information about the conference can be found here.
March 24, 2015
Travis Dietz (left) and Dr. Dianne Poster (right) are shown here with Travis’s poster at NIST.
This week, Travis Dietz was awarded a Council of Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards student grant award for his work on the extraction of uranium from seawater using radiation-grafted fabrics. The award will cover Travis’s attendance at the council’s annual meeting at the National Institute of Standards and Technology the week of April 26th. Travis will be presenting a short five minute presentation of his work as well as a poster during the conference.
A more detailed article on Travis’s project and the award can be found on the department website here.
January 1, 2015
The Laboratory for Radiation and Polymer Science is led by Professor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly at the University of Maryland, College Park. Our group is dedicated to exploring the effects of radiation on materials and the study of polymers. In order to perform this research we work in close collaboration with a number of other institutions including The Catholic University of America, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, The University of Texas, Austin, among others. Please see our research and publications page for more information about our group and its current research projects.