Chemical engineers earn awards at Hayes Advanced Research Forum
37th Annual Hayes Forum Awards
Two chemical engineering graduate students took home top awards for outstanding oral presentations at the 2023 Annual Edward F. Hayes Advanced Research Forum, held February 24, 2023. Nearly 200 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars presented their innovative and exemplary research at the event.
Chemical and biomolecular engineering PhD students Xilal Rima and Tanay Jawdekar took second and third place, respectively.
Jawdekar is a PhD student working with L.-S. Fan in his Facility for Clean Energy Research.
More than 14,000 in cash prizes were awarded at the forum, which is a collaboration between The Ohio State University's Council of Graduate Students, Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the Enterprise for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge with support from the Office of Student Life. For a full list of winners, visit the forum website.
Allyanna Rice, a PhD student in electrical engineering, also earned top honors in the engineering oral presentations category for her project, “A Stretchable, Conductive Thread-Based Sensor Towards Wearable Monitoring of Muscle Atrophy" and Natalia von Windheim, a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence, earned an honorable mention in the biological/life sciences, health sciences, and biomedical engineering category.