Awards & Scholarships

Onsite Awards

The M&M meeting's co-sponsoring societies confer competitively judged awards at the meeting.

MSA Student Poster Awards

We believe poster presentations are an excellent format for all participants to engage in intensive discussion with other researchers in the field. To especially encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity and submit papers for poster presentation, MSA provides cash awards to the most outstanding student posters (first author) each day (up to one in each of three categories).

M&M 2020 Student Poster Awards

Physical Sciences

  • Huaixun Huyan – University of California, Irvine
    Observation of Charge Separation Along BiFeO3 109⁰ Domain Walls by Using Low-convergence Angle 4-dimensional Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Kaustav Chatterjee – Indiana University, Bloomington
    Nanoscale Investigation of Layered Oxychloride Intergrowth Photocatalysts for Visible Light Driven Water Splitting
  • Aubrey Penn – North Carolina State University
    A STEM-EELS Investigation of La0.7Sr0.3CrO3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Multilayer Thin Films
  • Jinglong Guo – University of Illinois at Chicago
    Study of Arsenic Doped CdSeTe Solar Cells Using Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • David Krug – Philipps-Universität Marburg, Materials Sciences Center
    Formation Mechanism of the Dominant Kinks in GaP Nanowires grown in an in-situ (S)TEM Gas Cell Holder
  • Debadarshini Samantaray – IISC
    Axial-Radial Heterostructures of Telluride Nanowire
  • Erica Stevens – University of Pittsburgh
    Multi-Material Binder Jet Printing of Functional Ni-Mn-Ga Alloys
  • Tashi Hatchell – Fayetteville State University
    Morphological and Compositional Characterization of Electrochemically Active Perovskite Oxides for Sensing Biological Molecules†
  • Rajeev Rai – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    Morphology Controlled Low-dimensional Single-crystalline SnSe2-graphene Hybrid for near IR Photodetection

Biological Sciences

  • Joshua Mitchell – University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Eosinophil Activation: How the Cytoskeleton Shapes Immune Response
  • Josue David Hernandez Varela – Instituto Politecnico Nacional
    Biodegradable Polymers: New Alternatives Using Nanocellulose and Agroindustrial Residues
  • Fatemeh Abbasi Yeganeh – Florida State University
    Actin Filaments in Flight Muscle Z-disks of Lethocerus Indicus Show Screw Symmetry, Not Rotational Symmetry
  • Austin Worden – University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    Novel Method to Study Stem Cells in Development and Disease
  • Abhijit H. Phakatkar – University of Illinois at Chicago
    STEM-EDS and STEM-EELS Studies of Antibacterial Behavior of Phosphorene
  • Benjamin Gonzalez – Arizona State University
    Obstacle-Induced Branching in Filamentous Fungi
  • Joshua Mendez – Florida State University
    The Influence of Detector Quality and Throughput for Cryo-EM of Challenging Proteins

Diatome Poster Awards

All posters illustrating the use of diamond-knife ultramicrotomy are eligible. Prizes include cash and Swiss watches.

2020 Ultramicrotomy Award by Diatome Winners

MAS Best Paper Awards

MAS annually confers awards for papers presented at the M&M meeting deemed to be best in four categories. Each comes with a cash award generously provided by MAS Sustaining Members.