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K-State Today Student Edition

November 8, 2017



Graduate student awarded top prize at American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting

By Mary Rankin

Haider Almkhelfe, doctoral student in chemical engineering at Kansas State University, was presented with the prestigious first-place Carbon Nanomaterials Graduate Student Award at the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum, Nov. 1, at the 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The award honors graduate students whose research achievements, in the broad area of carbon nanomaterials, demonstrate a high level of excellence. Finalists are selected from abstract submissions and the presentation of their work in the award session of the forum.

A panel of judges rates each contestant on five criteria: quality of presentation, number of publications, quality of publications, number of conference papers, and other factors such as creativity, reference letters and previous awards.

Judges recognize first-, second- and third-place awardees, with a cash prize at each level.

Placidus Amama, assistant professor and Tim Taylor chair in chemical engineering, is Almkhelfe's major professor at K-State.