NASF has just awarded its annual graduate scholarship to Carnegie Mellon Doctorate Student Sudarshan Narayanan. Narayanan is a Materials Science and Engineering student with an interest in surface technology. He is currently focusing on transparent conductors for optoelectronic applications and is expecting to complete his doctorate in 2013.
Congratulations to Sudarshan, and thank you to the Scholarship Committee for their assistance and recommendations in reviewing the applications: Dr. Yinlun Huang, Wayne State University; Dr. Ling Hao, Lacks Enterprises; and Dr. Helen Lou, Lamar University.
Mark West, Professor and Chair, Transportation Design/ MFA Transportation Design at College for Creative Studies took a few moments to speak about the program at the Detroit Auto Show. NASF pairs with the school to present the Bright Design Challenge, which gives students real world challenges and invites them to incorporate surface finishing in their designs. The 2013 Bright Design Challenge will be kicking off in Detroit on January 15. Visit NASFbrightdesign.com for more details.