Dr. Max Terban Receives 2018 Julian David Baumert PhD Thesis Award

Dr. Max Terban

New York, NY, May 25, 2018 -- The Columbia University MRSEC is pleased to announce that on May 23, 2018, recent PhD graduate Dr. Max Terban received the 2018 Julian David Baumert PhD Thesis Award at the 2018 NSLS-II and CFN Users' Meeting at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Dr. Terban, a student of MRSEC PI Simon Billinge, received the award for best thesis using NSLS-II.

The Columbia PAS3 MRSEC is proud to have funded a major part of Dr. Terban's research, which culminated in several accepted and published papers, including the following:

  • Boyuan Zhang, Raul H. Sanchez, Yu Zhong, Melissa Ball, Maxwell W. Terban, Daniel Paley, Simon J.L. Billinge, Fay Ng, Michael L. Steigerwald and Colin Nuckolls, Hollow organic capsules assemble into cellular semiconductorsNature Communications, accepted (2018). 
  • Maxwell W. Terban, Debasis Banerjee, Sanjit Ghose, Bharat Medasani, Anil Shukla, Benjamin A. Legg, Yufan Zhou, Zihua Zhu, Maria L. Sushko, Jim J. De Yoreo, Jun Liu, Praveen K. Thallapally and Simon J.L. Billinge, Early stage structural development of prototypical zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF) in solutionNanoscale, 10, 4291-4300 (2018). DOI: 10.1039/C7NR07949D
  • Jennifer L. Stein, Molly I. Steimle, Maxwell W. Terban, Alessio Petrone, Simon J.L. Billinge, Xiaosong Li and Brandi M. Cossairt, Cation exchange induced transformation of InP magic-sized clustersChemistry of Materials, 29, 7984-7992 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b03075

​The award was originally established in memory of Julian David Baumert, a young Brookhaven physicist who was working on x-ray studies of soft-matter interfaces at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) before he died in June 2006. The award is presented annually to a researcher who has recently conducted a thesis project including significant measurements at NSLS/NSLS-II.

The Columbia University MRSEC congratulates Dr. Terban on this well-deserved recognition.