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Nikita Sengar and Blaire Sorenson receive travel grants for NSF-funded workshop in Germany

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cornell graduate students, Nikita Sengar and Blaire Sorenson, members of the Clancy group in Chemical Engineering, have been selected to receive two of the twelve travel grants available to attend the Macromolecular Simulation Software workshop in Jülich, Germany in October.

The workshop is funded by NSF’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure and Chemistry division and will be led by Professors Cecilia Clementi (Rice) and Shantenu Jha (Rutgers). The goal of the workshop is to “promote interaction between end users and software developers” in the increasingly decentralized software environment needed to attack challenges in molecular simulation. 

Sengar is investigating how organic semiconductors might be used to select specific sizes of carbon nanotubes, a joint project with Princeton University (Loo group). Sorenson is focusing on nucleation processes in perovskite materials for photovoltaics. 

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