Awards & Scholarships

2022 M&M Student Scholars

Listed below are the 2022 M&M Student Scholars funded by MSA. For the 2022 M&M Student Scholars funded by MAS, please visit


Nishkarsh Agarwal — University of Michigan
Accessing chemically ordered phase in TaS2 via High Temperature In-situ TEM

Nicolas Bonmassar — Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Emergent Interfacial Magnetism in Superconducting Cuprate-Manganate Superlattices

Michael Colletta — Cornell University
Overcoming Artifacts in Imaging Nanometer-thick Ionomer Layers in Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Oana Condurache — Jozef Stefan Institute
Monitoring Bismuth Ferrite Domain Walls Behavior Under Electric Field With Atomic Resolution By In Situ Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

Sanduni Fernando — University of Utah
Two-Color Fixed Cell Imaging Using Engineered Point Spread Functions — XPSF Family

Jordi Ferrer Orri — University of Cambridge
Using Cathodoluminescence from Continuous and Pulsed-Mode SEM to Elucidate the Nanostructure of Hybrid Halide Perovskite Materials

John Gaida — Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences
Defocus Phase Contrast in Photon-Induced Near-field Electron Microscopy

Emma Hedley — University of Oxford
A Quantitative Understanding of the Short Range order in Disordered Rocksalt Cathode Materials

Jessica Heebner — Penn State University College of Medicine
Phantoms Improve Robustness of Deep Learning Automated Segmentation in Cryotomography

Jennifer Jiang — Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Elucidating the 3D Structure of β-(1,3)-glucan Synthase from Candida glabrata by Subtomogram Averaging
*Raleigh & Clara Miller Scholarship

Mads Larsen — Technical University of Denmark
In-situ Electrokinetics Using Liquid Phase Transmission Electron Microscopy

Ka Yin Lee — McMaster University
Spectroscopy of Nanosphere-Substrate Coupling: The Role of Multipolar Surface Phonon Modes

Talya Levitz — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Effects of chameleon Dispense-to-Plunge Time on Grid Characteristics, Sample Distribution, and Complex Denaturation of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ribonucleotide Reductase Inactive Complex

Arthur McCray — Argonne National Laboratory
Evolution of Skyrmion Lattice Order in the van der Waals Ferromagnet Fe3GeTe2

Saran Pidaparthy — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fluctuation Cepstral STEM for Imaging Disordered Materials

Frances Quigley — Trinity College Dublin
Retrofitting a Photoelectron Source: Improving Resolution & Functionality
*Eric Samuel Scholarship

Kate Reidy — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mapping Local Structure, Electronic and Excitonic Properties at the 2D/3D Interface

Rajat Sainju — University of Connecticut
Real-time Multi-Object Tracking of Ion-irradiation Induced Defects in in situ TEM Videos

Marcel Schloz — Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin
High Resolution Three-Dimensional Reconstructions in Electron Microscopy Through Multifocus Ptychography

Madeline Van Winkle — University of California, Berkeley
Direct Measurement of Atomic Reconstruction, Strain, and Disorder in Moiré Materials using 4D-STEM

Aram Yoon — UNIST/IBS Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials
Potassium-Mediated Anisotropic Etching of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Driven by Self-Running Oxide Droplets

Yue Yu — Cornell University
Dose-efficient tcBF-STEM with information retrieval beyond the scan sampling rate for imaging frozen-hydrated biological specimens

Xiyue Zhang — Cornell University
Detection limits for imaging chiral magnetic materials with 4-dimensional Lorentz scanning transmission electron microscopy

Menglin Zhu — The Ohio State University
Temperature Mapping with STEM Atomic Scale Debye-Waller Thermometry