Daniel Lowry, a doctoral student in materials science and engineering, is one of six OSU graduate students to be awarded a Walter Kolb Graduate Studies Scholarship.
The award recognizes outstanding students who are pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics discipline from the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. Recipients were selected by a committee appointed by the deans of both colleges.
“My work with advanced ceramic materials has enabled me to run experiments at some of the best research facilities in the country,” he said. “This award is actually being used to partially fund my next trip to the Brookhaven National Lab.”
He and Dr. Pankaj Sarin, OSU-Tulsa assistant professor of materials science and engineering, have traveled to Brookhaven to use special laboratory equipment in their research to develop advanced ceramic composites.
Lowry routinely conducts research at the Helmerich Research Center on crystallography, ceramic processing and X-ray diffraction, with a focus on how certain ionic species such as hydrogen and oxygen move across solid oxide ceramic layers.