2016 HEMI SEED Grants Awarded

Dec 15, 2016 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

Please join us in extending our warmest congratulations to this year’s HEMI Seed Grant Awardees, Dr. Tyrel McQueen, Dr. Adam Phelan, and Dr. Natalia Drichko for their continued efforts in the advancement of transformational science.

In addition to his membership at HEMI, Dr. McQueen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and is also appointed to the Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Materials Science & Engineering. He is the Director of the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) Crystal Growth Facility,  where he provides researchers with the latest tools to further our understanding of the theory, characterization, and synthesis of new materials.

Dr. Adam Phelan is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry and a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Institute for Quantum Matter as well as the Associate Director of the PARADIM Crystal Growth Facility. His research interests include crystal growth, x-ray and neutron diffraction, semiconductors and magnetism. He is currently working with Dr. Tyrel McQueen on his Seed Grant project, “Extreme Pressure Driven Discovery of Superconducting Quantum Spin Liquids.”

Working on the “Tuning of Ground State in Strongly Correlated Electron Materials by Hydrostatic Pressure,” Dr. Natalia Drichko is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. She is the current head of The Johns Hopkins Raman Users Center, a facility for the characterization of samples using Raman Spectroscopy where she studies charge and spin ordered ground states in strongly correlated electron systems.

The HEMI Seed Grant Program provides seed funding to advance the fundamental science associated with materials and structures under extreme conditions. All faculty and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University, as well as Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Staff, who can serve as Principal and Co-Investigators are eligible to apply. Learn more about the program here: hemi.jhu.edu/hemi-seed-grant

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