Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ryan Comes: Perfect Spring

March was an excellent month for EP student doctor Ryan Comes: 

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.
image: pnnl

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!