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Graduate student wins poster award at NREL workshop

March 2, 2020 - by Kim Delker

Andre Chavez

Andre Chavez, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, won a poster award at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Reliability Workshop held recently in Denver.

The poster was titled “Electromechanical Characterization of Crack-Tolerant, Carbon-Nanotube-Reinforced Composite Gridlines Using In Situ Strain Test Setup under Scanning Electron Microscope.”

Chavez’s advisor is Sang M. Han, professor of chemical and biological engineering and director of the Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering Program at UNM.

Authors on the poster, in addition to Chavez, were Brian Rummel of UNM and Osazda Energy; Nicolas Dowdy from UNM; Han, from UNM and Osazda Energy; and Benjamin White, Nathan Heckman and Brad Boyce, all from Sandia National Laboratories.