Ye awarded Advanced Light Source Doctoral Fellowship


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Dan Ye, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Penn State, has been awarded an Advanced Light Source (ALS) Doctoral Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year. 

The ALS Doctoral Fellowship provides early-career researchers with an opportunity to work at the frontier of synchrotron radiation research and to help advance state-of-the-art techniques and applications.

As a recipient, Ye will receive an $18,000 stipend and an opportunity to study in residence at the ALS, an X-ray synchrotron user facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California that is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

At LBNL, Ye plans to study under the direction of Cheng Wang, a research scientist at the ALS, to utilize resonant soft X-ray scattering (RSOXS) technology as a means to examine biomaterials. The research will build upon Ye’s current research interest in soft X-ray technology and provide her with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience using advanced technology and equipment.

A native of Beijing, China, Ye is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She is co-advised by Enrique Gomez, associate professor of chemical engineering, and Esther Gomez, assistant professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering. She plans to begin her course of study at LBNL this fall.

ALS Doctoral Fellows are selected annually and represent researchers in the areas of physical, biological and earth sciences. Fellowships are offered as one-year appointments with the possibility of renewal.

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