A very productive spring semester for group graduates!

We would like to say a huge congratulations to Andrew Ruttinger and Nikita Sengar for successfully completing their B-exam! Dr. Ruttinger defended his Ph.D. thesis in May 2021 titled ‘Development of Energy Systems towards a Low Carbon Future: From Atoms to Policies.’ He has returned to Canada to work for Natural Resources Canada, a governmental organization ensuring the sustainable use of Canada’s abundant natural resources. Dr. Sengar also defended her Ph.D. thesis in May, titled ‘Modeling and Machine Learning Studies of Structure-Property Relationship in Organic Systems.’ She is now working at Intel as an Imaging Data Scientist.   

Andrew (Left), Nikita (Right)

We would also like to congratulate Ruihao Ni and Huaizhong “Arthur” Zhang for defending their theses for a Masters degree! Both will be furthering their graduate school education as PhD students this fall. Ruihao joined the University of Maryland’s Material Science and Engineering Department, while Arthur joined Penn State’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department.  

Arthur (Left), Ruihao (Right)

We are so sad to see them leave but wish them the best on their future endeavors!