First, on March 15th Ryan, who is advised by Stu Wolf, successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Also in mid-March, Ryan received word back from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Selected for the Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship, he will hold a position within the Environmental and Molecular Sciences Laboratory at PNNL working on oxide molecular beam epitaxy. He will start this summer.
Finally, At the 2013 Spring Materials Research Society meeting (okay technically April not March) , Ryan received a Silver Award in the Graduate Student Awards final session.
During his career as a PhD candidate, Ryan has earned numerous awards including: Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2012; SEAS Graduate Teaching Fellow in 2012; he was a finalist for the 2012 Presidential Research Poster Competition, won 1st place at UVERS 2012, and 5th place at UVERS 2011. Ryan also earned a highly competitive national NDSEG National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship in 2010.
An exciting spring to cap off a great graduate career indeed!