Student Awards

Two types of student awards are given every year, the Peebles Award for Graduate Student Research in Adhesion Science and the Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award. Both awards are sponsored by Henkel.  Any student who is past the first year of graduate study and who will be enrolled in graduate school at the time of the annual meeting and who has not received a student award previously is eligible to compete.

Submit an Abstract

Peebles Award

The first type of student award is the Peebles Award for Graduate Student Research in Adhesion Science.

Several of these are given each year. The selection of awardees is based on abstracts submitted as contributions to the Annual Meeting.

These awardees will receive partial support to attend the meeting, and will present their paper at an oral symposium with the other award winners.

The amount of support will not exceed the lesser of US $750 or one-half of the student’s expenses for attending the meeting. In addition to this support, registration fees for the short course and the meeting will be waived for the Peebles Award winners. The deadline for submitting a short abstract is the same as the general call for papers short abstract deadline.  The extended abstract is due 30 days prior to the general call for papers extended abstract deadline.   For submission details, please refer to the Student Award Guidelines.

Nicole Fortoul, Sarah Fischer, Gaurav Amarpuri, Tasnuva Khaleque (missing), Yumo Wang (missing), Kevin Golovin (missing), Tim Long,
 David Yarusso, and Greg Schueneman.



Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award

Peebles award recipients participate in a student awards symposium at the annual meeting.  The  presentations will form the basis for choosing choosing the winner of the Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award, sponsored by Henkel. The winner of the Gent Award will receive a cash prize in addition to the remuneration associated with being a Peebles Award winner.

Additional questions about the Student Award competition should be directed to contact Tim Long
at telong@vt.edu.




Sarah Fischer received the 2017 Alan
Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award. Pictured with
Tim Long, David Yarusso and Greg Schueneman.


Kevin Golovin received Runner-Up for the 2017 Alan Gent Distinguished
Student Paper Award. No photo available.