A paper published by graduate student Chi-Hao Chang and Professor Arumugam Manthiram was highlighted in Science. Read the article in the link below.
Each year, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin gives the Da Vinci Award to a Full Professor who has exhibited outstanding teaching, research, and service. Professor Arumugam Manthiram received the 2018 Da Vinci Award. Many thanks to the Mechanical Engineering Department for this honor.
Congratulations to Liu Luo for being awarded the Graduate Continuing Fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin. This prestigious award carries extreme competition and is a reflection of the Manthiram group’s commitment to producing not only quality work but high quantities of work, as well. Thank you to Liu for all of your hard work and dedication.
Evan Erickson, a postdoctoral fellow in the Manthiram Group, was awarded a best poster award at the Battery500 consortium meeting held in Berkeley, California. The Battery500 consortium is a multi-institutional collaborative effort led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, aiming to develop rechargeable lithium batteries with an energy density of 500 Wh/kg.
Chi-Hao Chang 2018 Poster Submission “Polymeric sulfur-graphene Nanocomposites for Ultra-High Areal Capacity Li-S Batteries”
Chi-Hao Chang, a Materials Science & Engineering PhD candidate in the Manthiram Group, received the Department of Mechanical Engineering Research Award for Excellence in Research at the 2018 Graduate and Industry Networking Event (GAIN). GAIN is an annual event hosted by the Graduate Engineering Council at The University of Texas at Austin. It is a broad networking opportunity that allows The Cockrell School of Engineering to showcase its best and brightest graduate students. Congratulations on receiving this award, Chi-Hao! Your poster showcasing your research (above) and your success are indicative of the dedicated work performed by the Manthiram Group.
Danielle Applestone, a Ph.D. Graduate of 2012 from Dr. Manthiram’s group at UT-Austin, has continually built success for herself and her colleagues. In 2013, not long after graduating from UT-Austin, Dr. Applestone established Other Machine Company (now Bantam Tools). The company’s focus has been to create desktop manufacturing tools with the features creators need and at a price that even an individual can afford.
After years of persistence and hard work, Dr. Applestone’s company and Desktop Milling Machines have been acquired by Bre Pettis, founder of MakerBot. Where some may see acquisitions as an assimilation of smaller parts, Applestone and Pettis see this as a mutually beneficial relationship that will allow Bantam Tools to further develop its user-centric manufacturing tools.
Congratulations Dr. Applestone! May you continue to find success as you move forward under the new flagship of Bantam Tools.