Collaborator Vicky Doan-Nguyen awarded prestigious UC President’s post-doctoral fellowship

VickyCongratulations to Vicky Doan-Nguyen for being awarded a prestigious UC President’s post-doctoral fellowship.  In collaboration with grad student Vicky, her group at UPenn, and scientists at ESRF, the European synchrotron, we discovered an interesting connection between glassy disorder seen in small metallic nanoparticles and in the technologically interesting bulk metallic glasses (BMGs):
Vicky V. T. Doan-Nguyen, Simon A. J. Kimber, Diego Pontoni, Danielle Reifsnyder Hickey, Benjamin T. Diroll, Xiaohao Yang, Marcel Miglierini, Christopher B. Murray and Simon J. L. Billinge, Bulk Metallic Glass-like Scattering Signal in Small Metallic Nanoparticles, ACS Nano 8, 6163–6170 (2014).
Supported by the fellowship, Vicky will be working with Ram Seshadri and Bruce Dunn at UC-Santa Barbara.