Missouri S&T researchers have discovered the importance of the cysteine molecule, an amino acid, in directing the growth of crystalline structures. The research team includes the following electrochemical materials science researchers:
Naveen Mahenderkar, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering, received a Gold Graduate Student Award at the Materials Research Society meeting Nov. 29 in Boston. Mahenderkar was one of nine graduate students nationwide to receive the Gold award. Other recipients included students from institutions such as Harvard University, Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology. The society also presented 22 Silver Graduate Student Awards.