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ISEF 2013 – American Chemical Society Special Awards

ISEF 2013 – American Chemical Society Special Awards

The American Chemical Society awarded the following Special Awards at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (May 13-17) in Phoenix, Arizona:

First Award of $4,000

Nanostructured Co3O4, CoO and CoN as High Capacity and Long Life Anodes for Li-ion Batteries

Prithvi Gundlapalli, 17, Saint Andrew's Junior College, Singapore

Second Award of $3,000

Design and Synthesis of Hydrogenated TiO2-Polyaniline Nanorods for Flexible High-Performance Supercapacitors

Eesha Khare, 18, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California

Third Award of $2,000

A Sustainable and Low Cost Approach for Cleaning Metal Contaminated Water Using Pyrolyzed Banana Peels

Bluye B. DeMessie, 16, William Mason High School, Mason, Ohio

Fourth Award of $1,000

Preparation of a Self-Propelled Nanomotor

Michael Nguyen Trinh, 17, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas

Jessica Hong, 15, Clark High School, Plano, Texas


Certificate of Honorable Mention

Carbon Encapsulated Iron Nanoparticles for Catalytic Conversion of Biomass Derived Syngas to Liquid Fuels

Wenhao Yan, 15, The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Columbus, Mississippi

Towards Next-Generation Nanomaterials: Atomistic, First-Principles Analysis of N-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide

Shyamal Buch, 17, Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, California

Design and Synthesis of Novel Tetraphenylporphyrin-based Metal-Organic Frameworks for Photodynamic Therapy and Drug Delivery

Landon Yates Carter, 16, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, North Carolina

Alternative Energy: Using Nanotechnology to Transfer Energy between Bioluminescent Firefly Proteins & Fluorescent Quantum Rods

Olivia Helen Sheppard, 15, Manlius Pebble Hill School, Dewitt, New York

Hydrogen Production Using Ultra Low-Cost Soybean-Molybdenum Catalysts

Shilpa Iyer, 17, Comsewogue High School, Port Jefferson Station, New York

Shweta Iyer, 17, Comsewogue High School, Port Jefferson Station, New York

Simple and Cost-Effective Detection of Cadmium Using an Electrochemical Sensor Made with Gold Nanoparticles

Seung Hye Choi, 14, University High School, Fresno, California

All award winners and honorable mentions receive a subscription to ChemMatters.

Further information about the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and related programs is available at: