Published: May 22, 2018 By

Rebecca O'Toole and two other winners with their awards.

Rebecca O'Toole (center) stands with two other award winners at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology.

Congratulations to Chemical and Biological Engineering PhD student Rebecca O'Toole for earning first place in the Global Graduate Student Poster Competition at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology.

O'Toole's research focuses on the use of particle atomic layer deposition to enhance ceramics processing and direct ink writing of ceramic colloidal gel inks.

Her poster presentation was titled “Atomically Deposited Sintering Aids: Assessing the Effects of Alumina Particle ALD on the Sintering and Performance of SOFC Electrolytes and Dental Ceramics."

The conference, which occurs once every four years, aims to stimulate discussions on the forefront of research in particle science and technology. It was held last month in Orlando, Florida.

O'Toole is a 2nd yr PhD student co-advised by professors Al Weimer and Charles Musgrave of chemical and biological engineering. She earned her BS in Chemical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University