12 Aug 2020
Our PhD student, Mr. Muhammad IHSAN UL HAQ, supervised by Profs. Jang-Kyo Kim and Baoling Huang, has won Second Place in the Science as Art Competition of the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting. The winning artwork “Blooms for Batteries” represents a collection of carbon coated Na3V2(PO4)3 blooms, which is advanced cathode for sodium ion batteries. The rational assembly of nanoflakes under optimized conditions yielded flower-like structure of ~1 to 4 µm size. The image was taken using a JEOL JSM-6700F scanning electron microscope and different colours were added using image editing software without exploitation of the actual image.
Science as Art Competition is a special feature of MRS meetings with entries of scientific images open to all registered meeting attendees. MRS meeting is a leading conference in materials research held biannually by Materials Research Society, USA, with more than 5000 attendees each meeting.