Past Winners - Best Poster Award

2001

Jianli Wang

Virginia Tech

Switchable Surface Properties and Interfacial Adhesion Control on Novel CFABC Polymer Brush Modified Surfaces

2002

Adam Feinberg

University of Florida

Quantifying Inter-Cellular Forces in Bio Adhesion:  Examination of Sialyl Lewis X and Selectin Interactions with Atomic Force Microscopy

2003

Xiaohong Gu

NIST/UMKC

Quantifying Inter-Cellular Forces in Bio Adhesion:  Examination of Sialyl Lewis X and Selection Interactions with Atomic Force Microscopy

2004

Gary P. Harp

The University of Akron

Molecular Structure and Adhesion Hysteresis at Polystyrene/Comb Polymer Interfaces

2005

Carl Aronson

Kettering University

New Pathways for Modifying the Surface of High Density Polyethylene:  Photochemical Functionalization and Subsequent Surface Chemistry

2006

Charles Rand

University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Adhesion-Induced Instabilities in Polymer Friction, Charles Rand and Alfred Crosby

2007

Aline Granier

NIST

Polyurethane Composites Reinforced by Isocyanate-functionalized Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon NanoFibers

2008

Kathryn Otim

Northwestern University

Gel Fracture at High Stresses:  The Effects of Sol Fraction

2009

Kar Tean Tan

NIST

Impact of Polymer Chemistry on the Durability of Model Adhesives Supported on SiOx Substrates In Humid Environments using the Homologous Series of Poly(N-AlkyMethacrylate)s

2010

Carsten Wehlack

Saarland University

Polyurethane-Metal Interphases Structure Formation in Ultra-Thin Films Curing in Dry or Humid Air

2011

Charles Frihart

Forest Products Laboratory

Characterization and performance of Gum Arabic Binders for 7.62 mm Ammunition

2012

Winner
Kerry C. DeMella

Virginia Tech

Forming Polyelectrolyte Nanoparticles:  Tailoring Size and Shape for Efficient Gene Delivery

2012

Runner-Up
Andy Borum,

 Virginia Tech

 Analysis of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Nanoribbons with Racket Shapes

2013

Winner
Ambrose Taylor

 Imperial College, London

Quantifying the Dispersion of Nanoparticles in Adhesives

2013

Runner-Up
Qian Li

Virginia Tech

Finite Element Analysis of Several T-Peel Specimen Configurations using Cohesive Zone Models

2014

Winner
Uyiosa Abusomwan

Carnegie Mellon University

Full Contact of a Flat Punch with a Wavy Adhesive Thin Film

2014

Runner-Up
Jenny Genevieve Devaud

Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp.

Surface that Shed Dust:  Unraveling the Mechanisms

2015

Winner
Michael Imburgia

University of Massachusetts

Scaling-up Wrinkles: Creating Controlled, Micron-sized Patterns on Meter-sized Surfaces Using a Roll and Plate Geometry

2015

Runner-Up
Travis Thornell

 Purdue University

2016

Winner
Horiuchi Sun

2016

Runner-Up
Justine Sirrine

Virginia Tech

2017

1st Place
Chyi-Huey Yeh Sirrine

Northwestern University

2017

2nd Place
Megan Mulroe Sirrine

Virginia Tech