Dr. Priyanka Sharma won 2018 Blavatnik Regional Award
Congratulation to Dr. Priyanka Sharma, postdoc in the our group, for being named as a Finalist for the 2018 Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists. The Blavatnik Regional Awards acknowledge and celebrate the excellence of outstanding postdoctoral scientists from institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The finalist award comes with a $10,000 prize. Dr. Sharma is the first postdoc from Stony Brook University to be recognized by the Blavatnik Awards in at least the last 5 years!
Dr. Sharma was recognized for her pioneering work on converting untreated biomass to carboxycellulose nanofibers for applications in biomedicine and water purification.
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Dr.Tomas Rosen's Incredible Performance on Gotham Rock Choir Concert
Dr.Tomas Rosen have joined the amazing Gotham Rock Choir on Manhattan together with his lovely wife Kelly and had been singing with them since May. It was finally the time for their big final concert, where they performed on an actual off-Broadway stage in SoHo Playhouse on Wednesday the 29th of August at 8pm. He has received the honor to have the lead solo in Joe Crocker’s rendition of “Unchain my Heart” as well as Green Day’s “21 Guns”. Apart from these songs, they performed various great pop/rock-songs from Queen, Train, Kelly Clarkson and more as well as a piece from the musical Hamilton. They also had some fantastic small group performances including a Daft Punk-acapella and tap-dancing. Several of our group members joined their concert and caught up by his passionated performance.
Dr.Tomas Rosen won scholarships from the Hans Werthen Foundation
To Dr.Tomas Rosen in our group! He was among 22 people that received scholarships from the Hans Werthen Foundation belonging to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Congratulationsciences. See the Swedish press release:
Dr. Rosen earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden in 2016. His thesis topic was on the dynamics of non-spherical macro- and nanoparticles in fluid flows related to production of biobased materials. The main current research topics include the production of hollow fibers from nanocellulose as well as experimental characterization of dispersed cellulose nanofibrils using X-ray scattering techniques.