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December 2022

Thomas Tran passed his candidacy in Materials Science!

Greer Group annual holiday party and gift exchange

November 2022

Prof. Julia Greer will be a plenary speaker on Advanced Materials: Design, Processing, Characterization, and Applications at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Columbus, OH! Check out the details here

Greer Group annual retreat in Temecula, CA

October 2022

Drs. Max Saccone, Rebecca Gallivan, Kai Narita, and Daryl Yee published their work on Hydrogel Infusion Additive Manufacturing in Nature! Check out the publication here

Dr. Fernando Villafuerte was a contestant on Jeopardy! You can see highlights from his episode here

Wenxin Zhang and Seola Lee presented at SES 2022! This is Seola Lee's first time giving a talk at a conference in-person!

Kevin Nakahara passed his candidacy in Mechanical Engineering!

August 2022

Rebecca Gallivan was elected co-chair for the 2024 Gordon Research Conference for the Solid State Studies in Ceramics.

Congrats to Rebecca Gallivan for being awarded the best poster at the Solid State Studies in Ceramics Gordon Research Conference for her poster titled "On the Cusp of Continuum: Microstructural Origins of the Emergent Electromechanical Behavior in Nanocrystalline Nano-architected Zinc Oxide".

Congrats to Max Saccone for being awarded the best poster at the Additive Manufacturing of Soft Materials Gordon Research Conference for his poster titled "Additive manufacturing of micro-architected metals via hydrogel infusion"

July 2022

Congrats to Akash Dhawan for being accepted to the Caltech Biotechnology Leadership Pre-Doctoral Training Program!

Congrats to alum Dr. Daryl Yee for accepting an associate professor at EPFL!

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Gallivan for a successful thesis defense! Rebecca becomes the 32nd PhD graduate of the Greer group!

June 2022

Akash Dhawan passed his qualifying exam for Medical Engineering!

Congrats to alum Dr. Carlos Portela for being selected as one of the MIT Technology Review's Innovators under 35

Congratulations to Dr. Max Saccone for a successful thesis defense! Max becomes the 31st PhD graduate of the Greer group, and its first in-person defender since December 2019!

May 2022

Max Saccone won the Best Presentation Bronze Award at the 2022 MRS Spring Symposium in Advanced Manufactured Materials - Innovative Experiments, Computational Modeling and Applications for his talk titled "Hydrogel Infusion Additive Manufacturing of Mesoscale Metals and Alloys"

Max Saccone was selected as a Graduate Student Silver Award Winner for his presentation at the Materials Research Society Spring 2022 conference

Wenxin Zhang passed her candidacy for Mechanical Engineering!

April 2022

Sammy Shaker passed his candidacy for Bioengineering!

Rebecca Gallivan was selected as a 2022 Amazon AI4Science Fellow. The award helps harness collaborations between AI and other disciplines for scientific and engineering advancement.

Rebecca Gallivan presented her Science Journey:"Defects in Crystals: The Tiniest Engineering Tool" at Caltech. You can see it here

Dr. Kai Narita, Max Saccone, and Yuchun Sun published their perspective on additive manufacturing of 3D batteries

Thomas Tran was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!

Rebecca Gallivan received the 2022 KNI Catalyst Award for her mentorship and outreach efforts! Read about it here

Kevin Nakahara passed his qualifying exam for Mechanical Engineering!

Kevin Nakahara was awarded an honorable mention from the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

Fernando Villafuerte presented his Science Journey:"Addressing Energy Storage Challenges: Making Electrolytes That Can Help Batteries Store More Energy" at Caltech. You can see it here

Max Saccone completed the Certificate of Practice in University Teaching from the Caltech Project for Effective Teaching and CTLO

Max Saccone presented his work at Caltech's 3 Minute Thesis Competition Final Event. You can see his presentation here

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