Honorable Mention - Xin Zhao

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

This image depicts nanowires (yellow) made of the compound manganese oxide that asymmetrically self-assembled into structures resembling birds' nests. Zhao, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Harold Kung, has been studying how better-organized, vertically aligned nanowires might be used in energy storage devices like batteries.