PhD Student Awarded for Energy Materials Research

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Pictured with scholarship winner Jianping Huang (center) are (from left) advisors Amy Marschilok and Esther Takeuchi, Beth Lin and advisor Kenneth Takeuchi.

Jianping Huang, a graduate student at Stony Brook University working on his PhD in chemistry, was awarded the 12th annual Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association at Brookhaven National Lab. He received $1,000 and a plaque at a ceremony at Brookhaven Lab on September 28.

Huang is pursuing his PhD in the Sustainable Energy Technologies Department at Brookhaven, working with Stony Brook Distinguished Professor Esther Takeuchi as his advisor. Huang’s focus is on energy materials research.

“I will focus my research to further understand electron transfer and ion transport processes, which are of significant importance to the design and development of battery materials,” said Huang. “The strong collaboration between Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook and working in Dr. Takeuchi’s group has provided me the opportunity to understand various cutting-edge techniques that will help me achieve my personal goal to become an outstanding scientist.”

About the Scholarship
Mow Shiah Lin began his career at Brookhaven Lab in 1975 as a postdoctoral fellow and advanced to co-lead a research team working with an environmental remediation company to use selected bacteria to convert toxic oil wastes into useful products. In 2001, Lin shared an R&D 100 Award for developing a technology to recover silica from geothermal brine. Lin died suddenly from a brain aneurysm in 2003, and his coworkers, friends and family contributed funds to establish the scholarship, which is granted annually to a student of Asian heritage with a U.S. student visa who is studying at an accredited institution of higher education on Long Island, working toward a graduate degree in environmental and energy technology, biology or chemistry.

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