Chemical engineering graduate student wins research award

Nan Shi, a graduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been honored at the 25th International Symposium on Micro-Scale Bioseparations for his poster, "Microchip-based Investigation of DNA Mobility and Diffusion During Gel Electrophoresis in the Entropic Trapping Regime."Shi received second-place honors for his poster, one of only three award-winning selections at the conference, which was held in Prague, Czech Republic. Shi, who is advised by Associate Professor Victor Ugaz, was the only award recipient from the United States.The 25th International Symposium on Micro-Scale Bioseparations is the premiere conference in the area of cutting-edge miniaturized technologies for biochemical analysis, especially relevant to biotech and pharmaceutical sciences and clinical diagnostics. The conference covers all aspects of microscale separations, mass spectrometry coupling, hyphenated detection methods and micro/nanofluidics.Shi's award was sponsored by Agilent Technologies, a measurement company that works in close collaboration with engineers, scientists and researchers around the globe to meet communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis challenges.Written by Ryan Garcia,