26 July 2012

Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award Winner 2012 – Mayuri Razdan

Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award Winner for 2012, Ms. Mayuri Razdan (left) with Prof. Emeritus Stewart McIntyre (center) and Dr. Mark Biesinger from Surface Science Western (right).

Congratulations to Ms. Mayuri Razdan, Ph.D. Candidate – Department of Chemistry at Western University, winner of the 2012 Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science. Mayuri’s work on the “Critical Role of Surface Science for Corrosion Studies of Uranium dioxide (UO2) Under Nuclear Waste Disposal Conditions” was highly praised by the judging panel. Mayuri has used a variety of surface analysis techniques during her studies including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Raman spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM-EDX).

Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student for their excellence in research involving surface analysis and/or surface science as part of their undergraduate or graduate thesis studies.

Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre, who was director of SSW from 1981 to 2005. He has published over 200 publications in the field of surface science and related subjects and is currently a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry at Western. He remains active in materials research, XRF and XRD applications, and in facilitating such work using HP computations.