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Clarkson University Physics Grad Student Receives Awards
Clarkson University physics graduate student Ravi M. Gaikwad recently received two awards.
The first award from the Material Research Society (sponsored though the National Science Foundation) supported Gaikwad’s travel to the spring 2010 meeting of the society in San Francisco.
He received the second award for the best student presentation -- "Towards physical methods of detection of cancerous cells" -- in the "Scanning Probe Microscopy - Frontiers in NanoBio Science" symposium at the meeting.
The work presented by Gaikwad was a collective effort of Clarkson researchers Prof. Igor Sokolov, who has appointments in Physics, and Chemistry and Biomolecular Science; Maxim Dokukin, a physics postdoctoral fellow; Nataliia Guz, a physics graduate student; and Prof. of Biology Craig D. Woodworth.
Gaikwad is advised by Sokolov.
The research was performed in Clarkson’s Nanoengineering and Biotechnology Laboratories Center (NABLAB), a unit established to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations within the University and led by Sokolov
It comprises more than a dozen faculty members to capitalize on the expertise of Clarkson scholars in the areas of cancer cell research, fine particles for bio and medical applications, synthesis of smart materials, advancement biosensors, etc.
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