Baran Sarac, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, received the 2012 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Best Poster Award for his work on “Designing Tensile Ductility in BMGs through Artificial Microstructures.”
Sarac’s poster was selected from among 2,000 entries presented at the meeting on the basis of the poster’s technical content, appearance, graphic excellence, and presentation quality. He also received a $500 cash prize. Sarac’s thesis research involves creating glassy metal composites with breakthrough mechanical properties.
The MRS meeting focused on interdisciplinary and cutting-edge topics in materials research and technology. It featured over 50 symposia and attracted approximately 6,000 researchers from around the world.