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Oct. 18, 2007
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EMU students, faculty recieve national coatings award

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University’s polymers and coatings technology students won three awards at the recent International Coatings Expo and Conference in Toronto, October 1-5.

            EMU students showcased their research accomplishments on the cutting edge polymers and coatings technologies with two oral and six poster presentations. 

     
            Achin Goel, a graduate student; Ravi Joshi, a doctoral student, and Vijay Mannari, associate professor, school of engineering technology, Coatings Research Institute won the Alfred L. Hendry Award for the best student paper.  The students were awarded $1,000, and $500 was presented to EMU. Goel and Joshi are from India.

            “This year’s Hendry award competition was especially tough and we congratulate EMU’s students and faculty for outstanding contribution to the field of coatings” said Yasmin Sayed-Sweet, president, Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology.
     Dustin England, a graduate student from Bremen, Indiana, won second place and $300 for his poster presentation, “Reversibly Porating Coatings.” The poster was co-authored by graduate students Hong Gu and Feng Yan, and Professor John Texter.

            Sarjak Amin, a graduate student from India,won fourth place for his poster presentation, “Comparison of Fe, Al and Mg Alloys via DC Electrochemical Techniques.”             Co-authors were graduate students F.Floyd, Sundaresan Avudaiappan, Chirag Patel, Askarali Thathajohnpasha and Sumeet Tatti, and Ted Provder, director, Coatings Research Institute.           

       

            “Participation in the conference and recognition for their work gives tremendous encouragement to our students. It also gives them a feel of the industrial world and opportunities for networking,” said Mannari of EMU’s polymers and coating technology program. “The students were very excited about their recognition and their wonderful experience.”

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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