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APS Honor Recipients

APS Honor Recipients

Vicky Doan-Nguyen

Vicky Doan-Nguyen

The Ohio State University

Recipient of the 2019 Stanford R. Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship

For substantial contribution to the advancement of synthesis and in-situ local structure probes of energy storage and energy conversion materials.

Invited Talk: Session E40.5

About the Recipient

Prof. Doan-Nguyen is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She joined OSU in August 2017 as part of the Discovery Themes Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Initiative. As part of OSU's Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS), her cross-cutting research includes synthesis development, in-situ structural characterization, and functional testing of smart, nanostructured materials as well as advanced materials for energy storage and conversion. Before joining OSU, she was concurrently a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow and an Elings Prize Fellow at University of California, Santa Barbara with Prof. Ram Seshadri and Bruce Dunn (UCLA). She received her Ph.D. (2015) in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania working in the Christopher Murray Group and B.S. (2006) in Chemistry and Women's and Gender Studies at Yale University. She has been recognized by the American Crystallographic Association with the 2014 Margaret C. Etter Lecturer Award and the 2017 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Power Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Prof. Doan-Nguyen is also spearheading projects on development of K-12 STEM education in the Columbus area and beyond.

About the Stanford R. Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship

The Ovshinsky Research Fellowship recognizes and offers seed funding for promising exploratory research aimed at energy sustainability.

The Stanford R. Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship was established in 2013 by Stan's widow, Rosa Young Ovshinsky, and his children to recognize his inventive spirit in science and to honor his lifelong dedication and contributions to developing efficient energy conversion technologies to meet global energy needs. The fellowship is being created with the conviction that it is now more important than ever to develop efficient and low-cost energy conversion technologies (such as photovoltaic cells, hydrogen fuel cells, or rechargeable batteries) that do not rely on fossil fuels and so provide sustainable carbon-free energy to the growing world population.