Mechanical engineering graduate student wins research award

Photo of Cheng SunCheng Sun, a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at Texas A&M University, has received the Student Best Paper Contest Graduate Level First-Place Award from TMS, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

Cheng received the award for his paper, “In situ evidence of defect cluster absorption by grain boundaries in irradiated nanocrystalline Ni.”

Sun is a graduate student under the direction of Dr. Xinghang Zhang, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Sun's research interest is in radiation damage in metal films.