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Scanning Electron Microscope Image Student Contest 2013

The Molecular and Nano Archaeology Laboratory (MNA) – a joint venture between the Department of Materials Science and The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, held its annual Best SEM (scanning electron microscope) Image Award ceremony on January 25, 2013.
The students' images were taken with the lab’s SEM Nova Nano 230 (FEI).

MNA Award

First Place:
Jonathan Quan, Materials Science and Engineering
"Inspiration for the Tower of Babel"
 
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Quan with his MNA First Place Award

 
Second Place
Danielle Casillas, Materials Science and Engineering

"Robust Inverse Opal"
 
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Sergey Prikhodko, director of the electron microscopy core, presents the MNA Second Place Award to Casillas

 
Third Place
Yuan-Wei Chang
, Materials Science and Engineering
"Micro-pillar of Magnesium Alloy for Micro-compression"
 
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Chang with his MNA third place award

 


FEI Tony Awards

Presented by Tony L. Carpenter, U.S. Sales Manager for FEI Company, which manufactured the lab’s SEM. The first place winner received a large luggage bag, embroidered with the FEI logo.


First Place:
Jonathan Quan, Materials Science and Engineering
"Inspiration for the Tower of Babel"
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Carpenter presents the award to Quan

Second Place
Danielle Casillas, Materials Science and Engineering

"Inverse Opal Diving Board"
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Carpenter presents the award to Casillas

Third Place
Alireza Nazemi
, Biomedical Engineering
"Collagen on PBS"
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Photo of the winners by the SEM Nova Nano (FEI) L to R: Chang, Casillas, Quan and Nazemi

 

Photos courtesy the Materials Science and Engineering Department and Professor Christian Fischer, Materials Science and Engineering and UCLA/Getty Conservation Program