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PhD student Muhammad Ihsan Ul Haq won 2nd Place in the Science as Art Competition of the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting

The winning artwork “Blooms for Batteries” by PhD student, Mr. Muhammad IHSAN UL HAQ

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.