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S&T grad student honored for glass research

Post Time:Jun 18,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:69

Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate student Lina Ma has received national recognition for her research on the structure and properties of iron phosphate glasses.      

These glasses can possess outstanding chemical durability and so have been considered for use to store radioactive wastes.

 

Lina Ma (left) receives the Kreidl Award from Kelly Simmons-Potter, chair of ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division, for her work on the structure of phosphate glasses. Photo courtesy of ACerS.

Ma, a Ph.D. candidate in

Ma studies the relationships between the composition, structure and properties of phosphate glasses. She uses techniques like liquid chromatography and Raman spectroscopy to determine how changes in composition affect the phosphate anions that constitute the glass structure, and she found that changes in the types of anions affected the glass-forming ability of certain compositions, as well as the chemical durability of the glasses.

Ma studies under the direction of Dr. Richard K. Brow, Curators’ Professor of materials science and engineering and president of the

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