Physics Doctoral Student Recognized for Nanomaterials Research

Monday, April 29 2013


Jennifer Anand Sundararajan, a doctoral student in physics at the University of Idaho, has earned double acclaim for his research on using nanomaterials to improve nuclear power performance and safety.

Sundararajan won first place among graduate disciplinary presentations at U-Idaho's Innovation Showcase in April and second place in oral paper presentations at the 55th annual Symposium of the Idaho Academy of Science in March for his presentation, “Stability and Response of Core-Shell Magnetic Nanomaterials to Variable Fluence Si2+ ion Irradiation.” 

You Qiang, an associate professor of physics at U-Idaho, sponsored and directed Sundararajan's research. 

U-Idaho's Innovation Showcase is an annual event in which graduate and undergraduate students in any discipline have the opportunity to present their work to the university community and the public.

The Idaho Academy of Science was chartered in 1958 to further the cause of science and science education in Idaho. The academy seeks to promote public understanding and appreciation of the sciences and applied technology in the modern world, and to improve the effectiveness of scientific education in Idaho.