The local Western PA AVS chapter partnered up with our friends at Carnegie Mellon University and held a successful student poster session Friday night (Feb. 23rd) at CMU’s Scott Hall. More than forty people showed up to attend and students exhibited 14 different posters. Research included everything from thin film battery technologies to a study on the effects of gold nanoparticles under specific conditions. The attendees travelled from many institutions in the area, including Vitro Glass, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Grove City College, West Virginia University and Washington & Jefferson University. The KJLC team was represented by Kurt Lesker IV, Nick Piscione, Joe DeMaio and Keegan Sawyer.
Joe DeMaio and Dr. Lisa Porter (National AVS President and CMU Professor) gave the opening remarks which preceded a comprehensive overview of “Large Area Thin Film Coatings and Processes for Architectural Glazings and Other Applications.” The presentation was provided by Dr. Sudarshan Narayanan from Vitro Architectural Glass and was followed by a very active Q&A session. Matthew Moneck (CMU Executive Lab Director) took the large group to see the new CMU Nanofabrication Facility and then we moved right into the student poster session. Six separate cash prizes totaling $800 were awarded to poster presenters.
A huge thank you to the Kurt J Lesker Company and Carnegie Mellon University for an incredible amount of support.