As noted in our previous post, Brenna presented her work on sulfated chitosan materials at the 2023 MRS Fall Symposium SF02: Crystallization and Assembly at Interfaces. In this three-part study, she synthesized a series of chitosans with different DS(SO4), conducted crystal nucleation experiments, and collaborated with computational modelers to better understand the water-Ca2+-sulfated chitosan interface during nucleation.
To our delight, she has received a Best Presentation Award that included a $200 prize and a certificate for her work titled: Sulfated chitosan derivatives modulate the kinetics of CaCO3 nucleation by a systematic relationship to interfacial energy.
In her award notification, organizers stated, “Your outstanding presentation has significantly contributed to the field and impressed the audience. Congratulations again on your achievement!”