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IGERT Fellow Kristy Jost Wins Lindau Award


Kristy Jost, a doctoral student in materials science and engineering who was named a 2011-2012 Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellow for her research in nanoscale materials science, has been named a Graduate Student Award winner for the 2013 Lindau Meeting.

The Lindau Award supports exceptional doctoral student researchers to attend the annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany each June. This year’s meeting (to be held June 30-July 5, 2013) will be focused on Chemistry and Chemistry-related fields. Jost works on developing “smart” and electronic textiles by combining high-tech fashion design techniques with advanced materials and nanotechnology, focusing primarily on integrated textile energy storage. She works under the advisement of Dr. Yury Gogotsi in the AJ Drexel Nanotechnology Institute at Drexel University.

At the meeting, Laureates lecture on the topic of their choice in the mornings and participate in less formal, small-group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings. A list of the participating Nobel Laureates can be found on the Lindau website.