Materials graduate student wins MRS Silver Award

Diego Gomez-Gualdron, a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Science and Photo of Diego Gomez-GualdronEngineering program at Texas A&M University, has won a Silver Award from the Materials Research Society (MRS).

The society announced the winners of the Graduate Student Awards April 11 during the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. Twenty-three graduate students were recognized for their academic achievements and current materials research, which exhibit a high level of excellence and distinction. Of the 105 applications processed this year, the 23 finalists were chosen on the merits of exceptional abilities and promise for significant future achievement in materials research. Gold or Silver Awards were decided based on oral or poster presentations given April 10.

The Graduate Student Awards were presented at the awards ceremony in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Prizes consisted of $400 and a presentation plaque for the Gold Award winners and $200 and a certificate for the Silver Award winners. For more information, visit

Gomez-Gualdron is a graduate student under Dr. Perla Balbuena in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering.