Josh defended his dissertation titled “Atomic-resolution In Situ and Operando Visualization of Oxygen Transfer Reactions over Pt/CeO2 Catalysts” on June 24th, 2020. Congrats, Dr. Joshua Vincent!!
Rachel Gorelik has joined the group as a Graduate Student. She will be working on Studying defect configurations in doped Ceria. Welcome to the group Rachel!!
Peter became the President of the Microscopy Society of America. He has previously served the council for 6 years as the Treasurer. Congratulations Peter!!
Yifan Wang has joined the group as a Graduate Student. He will be working on Simulation of EELS data. Welcome Yifan to the group!!
The group celebrated Kartik’s graduation with a day trip to the Mogollon Rim
Kartik defended his dissertation on June 30th, 2020. He will join Oak Ridge National Laboratory now as a post-doctoral fellow. Congrats, Dr. Kartik Venkatraman!
Congratulations Tara! She successfully passed her comprehensive exam on May 5th and now is a Ph.D. candidate.
Congratulations Josh! He has received invitation for an oral presentation on his research at the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2020 meeting.
He also won the “Travel Awards” to the 17th International Congress on Catalysis.
Diane and Peter attended the Fulton Schools of Engineering convocation where the doctoral students are officially conferred with their degree and hooded. Congrats, Dr. Haiber!
Diane defended her dissertation on November 4th, 2019. Afterwards, the group celebrated by pouring champagne. Congrats, Dr. Haiber!
Josh and Barnaby attended the North American Catalysis Society meeting in Chicago, IL. They both presented their own papers as well as contributions from Diane and Peter.
Peter, Barnaby, Ethan, Josh, and Diane all helped teach during ASU’s Winter School on High Resolution Electron Microscopy which took place the week of January 7th.
Diane hosts the final Excelling Beyond the Lab seminar for the Fall 2018 semester. As Chair of Professional Development for ASU’s MSE Graduate Student Leadership Circle, she organized and hosted this bi-weekly seminar featuring speakers from academia, national labs, industry, and the ASU grad student body.
Kartik successfully passed his comprehensive exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate!
Ethan, Kartik, Josh, Barnaby, and Peter attended and presented papers at the 19th International Microscopy Congress in Sydney, Australia. Josh was recognized as a Young Scientist by the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM).
Ethan, Tara, and Diane help to host an MSE graduate student mixer on behalf of ASU’s MSE Graduate Student Leadership Circle. All three of them are co-founding members of the group striving to create a culture of community within the MSE grad student community.
The Crozier group attended Microscopy & Microanalysis in Baltimore, Maryland. Ethan, Kartik, Barnaby, Josh, Brittany, Tara, Diane, and Peter all presented papers on their research. Josh and Ethan organized and chaired the Pre-Meeting Congress on in situ and operando microscopy. Josh received a Student Scholar award from the Microscopy Society of America.
Diane successfully passed her comprehensive exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate!
Prof. Peter Crozier was awarded the Ford Faculty Fellowship for his contributions to SEMTE. Congratulations!
The Crozier group attended the MRS 2018 Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. In total, our group presented 16 papers. Above are some snapshots of our group taken throughout the week.
Tara, Josh, Ethan, and Diane attended TMS 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. Tara and Josh presented posters while Ethan and Diane gave talks in the ‘Energy and Environment’ symposium. Above are pictures of Diane and Ethan before their talks.
Tu-Uyen presented her work on synthesis and characterization of mixed metal oxide nanoparticles at the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) symposium. (update: and won an Outstanding FURI Poster Award!).
The Crozier group contributed several papers to the Microscopy & Microanalysis conference held in St. Louis, MO during August 4-10. Diane and Ethan gave contributed talks in the “Imaging and Spectroscopy of Beam Sensitive Materials” and “Advanced Characterization of Energy-Related Materials” symposia, respectfully. Tara, Kartik, Josh, and Diane all presented posters highlighting their recent research representing a wide range of symposia. Both Kartik and Josh received best poster awards in Physical Sciences for their awesome work! Peter gave invited talks and distributed awards during the Plenary session. Ethan was also involved with organizing the inaugural M&M Pre-Meeting Congress for graduate students, postdocs, and early-career professionals. *(Thank you Ian MacLaren for several of these photos.)
Ethan and Diane presented posters at the North American Catalysis Society meeting (NAM 25) in Denver, CO.
The Crozier group attended the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting here in Phoenix, AZ. Above are photos Diane presenting her recent research during one of the poster sessions. Ethan and Qianlang gave talks/posters as well.
Shortly after the meeting, the group went out for dinner at a local pub. Qianlang and Ethan enjoying cocktails and beer.
Congrats to Kartik and Diane! They were each granted M&M Student Scholar Awards for the upcoming Microscopy & Microanalysis conference, which provides substantial financial support and meeting registration.
Congratulations Ethan! He recently won his third poster prize at the Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society Conference and was also granted the prestigious Kokes Award from the North American Catalysis Society.
The Crozier group and friends went to the Superstition Mountains to hike Peralta Trail. The rock formation behind us is Weavers Needle.
Will successfully defended his dissertation research titled: Correlating nanoscale grain boundary composition with electrical conductivity in ceria. Congratulations, Dr. Bowman! He now holds a postdoctoral research position at MIT.
Group photos for the new school year! The first few attempts were in the sun but we finally managed to take some in the shade.
Qianlang, Will, Ethan, Kartik, Diane and Peter attended Microscopy & Microanalysis in Columbus, Ohio. All presented papers in the form of talks and/or posters and Ethan won best poster for the second year in a row! Peter presented awards during the Monday morning plenary session.
Steven attended and presented a poster at Carbon 2016 in State College, Pennsylvania. He presented his research on ultracapcitor degradation in collaboration with Maxwell Technologies.
Diane attended Science Outside the Lab: The Future of Nanotechnology, a week-long workshop in Washington DC exploring the intersection of science and policy with an emphasis on nanotech.
The Materials Research Society (MRS) annual spring meeting was held in Phoenix, AZ this year for the first time. Peter, Ben, and Qianlang gave talks about their research. Ethan and Qianlang also presented posters.
Congratulations to the new Dr. Ben Miller!! He just completed his Ph.D. so Peter hosted a BBQ at his house. Ben will now work for Gatan, Inc. as an in situ product specialist and will continue to work closely with ASU.
Congratulations to the new Dr. Liuxian Zhang! He completed his Ph.D. so he treated the group to a celebratory dinner!
Will gave a seminar entitled “Correlative Electron Microscopy across Length Scales to Elucidate Grain Boundary Transport in Non-Stoichiometric Oxides” at the Interdisciplinary Center for Electron Microscopy (CIME) at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Winter Break 2015
With finals over, the group went to the Phoenix Rock Gym for an adrenaline rush.
Many of the group members went to the First Friday event in downtown Phoenix and toured the Phoenix Art Museum.
Qianlang, Ethan, Ben, Nolan, Steven, Will and Peter attended the Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting in Portland, Oregon in August. They all presented papers, and Ethan won a poster award. Peter presented the awards section of the Monday morning plenary session.
Will and Peter followed the M&M meeting by attending the Nion Co. Open House in Seattle, WA. Will also attended the week-long Nion Swift scripting workshop.
Will has been awarded the NSF GRFP Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide travel award to study for eight months at ETH Zurich. He will work in the Department of Materials’ Electrochemical Materials Group under Prof. Jennifer Rupp.
Ben, Qianlang and Peter presented papers at the North American Catalysis Society in Pittsburgh, PA. Qianlang won the Graduate College Scholarship to attend the meeting. Congratulations to Qianlang.
Will attended the Solid State Ionics meeting in Keystone, Colorado to present several papers on grain boundary electrical properties and conductivity.
Congratulations to Chelsey (BSE), Cruz (BSE), Kimberly (BSE), Marion (BSE) and Dexuan (MS) for graduating from ASU Materials Science and Engineering!
Qianlang, Will and Peter traveled to San Francisco, California for the Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society where they each gave talks and presented a poster.
The group went hiking in Sedona, AZ and had a picnic at Oak Creek Canyon.
Ben, Qianlang, Will and Peter traveled to Prague, Czech Republic to participate in the quadrennial International Microscopy Congress. Each presented a talk and poster throughout the action-packed week. Plenty of hard work and fun made this an intellectually rewarding meeting, and a truly memorable experience. Congratulations to Ben, Qianlang and Will for winning dual travel awards from the Microscopy Society of America and the International Microscopy Congress!
Ben, Liuxian, Qianlang, Will and Peter traveled to the annual Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting in Hartford, CT. The group presented numerous posters and presentations. Congratulations to Ben for winning the poster prize for Best Physical Science Poster, and to Will for winning the Presidential Scholar Student Award! See you next year for M&M 2015 in Portland, OR!
Will traveled to South Hadley, Mass. to participate in the Solid State Studies in Cermics Gordon Research Conference at Mount Holyoke College. Will presented a poster and interacted with many ceramic researchers from around the world.
Peter, Liuxian and Will traveled to San Francisco to present at the Materials Research Society’s spring meeting. The meeting was a lot of fun and work–the group worked late into the nights perfecting slides. The trip was not all work, however, the meeting closed with a celebratory ferry journey.
We are delighted to announce that Kimberly and Will have both received awards. Kimberly has been selected to participate in the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) to perform research with us this summer and fall. Will is a winner of a Presidential Student Award from the Microscopy Society of America for one of the papers he has submitted for the conference in August.
Members of the group made the most of a day of great weather by visiting the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden’s Chihuly in the Garden exhibit. The garden was in bloom and the food was great!
Will’s participation in a recent outreach event with the ASU chapter of the Electrochemical Society was highlighted in Interface, the society’s periodical. The ECS chapter recently visited the Phoenix Ironmen Network to conduct an interactive workshop focused on renewable and electrochemical energy. The full story is available here. ASU ECS Officers (from left to right) pictured are William Bowman, Community Outreach Coordinator; Iolanda Klein, Secretary; Tylan Watkins, Recruitment Coordinator; and Telpriore “Greg” Tucker, President.
Cruz has been selected to participate in the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) for the Spring of 2014. he will work with Will on fabrication and characterization of oxygen ion-conducting ceramics.
The group is pleased to announce the addition of materials science and engineering undergraduate research assistant Cruz Hernandez. Cruz will work with Will on the characterization of ceria-based oxygen ion conductors.
Zahra is awarded the Fall 2013 ASU/NASA Space Grant Internship to continue her work on simulations of electron energy loss spectra of oxides for solid oxide fuel cells and photocatalysts.
Qianlang and Liuxian win the ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association travel grant for travel to the Microscopy Society of America’s 2013 Microscopy & Microanalysis Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Peter chaired the 2013 International Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Meeting on Enhanced Data Generated by Electrons (EDGE) in Sainte- Maxime, France. His duties also included presenting papers on the ongoing works of Jiangtao and Ben.
Trevor has been selected to participate in the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) for the Summer of 2013 to work on operando TEM of catalysts.
Qianlang wins Best Student Poster Award at the 2013 meeting of the Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society in Tuscon, AZ.
The ASU Physics Department awards Zahra the Molecular Imaging Corporation scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Spring in Phoenix means perfect weather. The Group took full advantage by having a picnic and hiking at Fish Creek Canyon, in the Superstition Mountains just east of the city.