Diya Bandyopadhyay - 2011 Scholarship Winner
Dr. Diya Bandyopadhyay (Ph.D. 2012)
Along with co-authors, Gurpreet Singh and Dr. Alamgir Karim, as well as Dr. Matthew L. Becker of the Department of Polymer Science, published "Capillary Wave Confinement-induced Stabilization of Polymer Films." Bandyopadhyay was recently promoted to Project Manager at BASF in Wyandotte, MI.
Accepted a position as a research scientist with BASF in Wyandotte, Michigan.
Graduated Summer 2012 with a Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering. "Controlling Polymer Thin Film Instabilities via Tuning of Polymer-Substrate Interactions and Suppression of Capillary Waves". Advisor - Dr. Alamgir Karim
Received an Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award at UA's Student Innovation Symposium on April 12, 2012, for her research on the effect of functional nanoparticles on the stability of multi-component polymer thin films. Bandyopadhyay is completing a Ph.D. with Dr. Alamgir Karim.