Industrial and manufacturing engineering Ph.D. candidate and High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI) research assistant Abiodun Oluwalowo has racked up several accolades recently.
As lead author, his article “Electrical and thermal conductivity improvement of carbon nanotube and silver composites” was published in the May edition of the highly cited journal Carbon. In the April edition, he was a contributing author for the article “Carbon nanotube/carbon composite fiber with improved strength and electrical conductivity via interface engineering,” in which another Ph.D. candidate from the same college department, Songlin Zhang, was lead author.
In March, he and graduate colleague Madhuparna Roy were among eight nationwide winners for the 2019 Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE.) University Leadership Experience Award.
In April, Abiodun was awarded second prize at the FAMU 3-Minute Thesis and poster competition, presenting “Lightweight conductors using carbon nanotubes.”
In addition, Abiodun is a vital member of the HPMI team making up the NASA Space Technology Research Institute, which is conducting research to make materials lighter and stronger for deep space travel. In May, he traveled to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, to update NASA officials on his work in the thermal characterization of materials being researched.