Winner of the 2017 Ziegler Awards of Georgia Tech's School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering will make presentations of their work from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wed. November 8 in Room G016 of the College of Computing building.
Krishna Jayachandrababu is winner of the Ziegler Award for Best Publication for “Structural and Mechanical Differences in Mixed-Linker Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Synthesis by Solvent Assisted Exchange and de Novo Routes” (with his advisors Drs. David Sholl and Sankar Nair), Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Alexandra Tsoras is winner of the Ziegler Award for Best PhD Proposal for “Peptide Nanoclusters for Increased Immunogenicity in Vaccines.” She is advised by Dr. Julie Champion.
The Waldemar T. Ziegler Awards were established by the family and friends of the late Waldemar T. Ziegler to honor his lifelong commitment to academic excellence and research.
Ziegler was on the faculty of the School of Chemical Engineering from 1946 until his retirement in 1978, when he was named Regents’ Professor emeritus. He died in 1996, leaving behind a legacy of outstanding research in the fields of cryogenics and thermodynamics. Ziegler was instrumental in establishing both the School’s and Georgia Tech’s reputations for outstanding research.
Two individual Ziegler Awards are presented annually to graduate students. The Ziegler Award for Best Paper began in 1998, and the Ziegler Award for Best Proposal began in 2005.