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    ISEF 2013 – American Chemical Society Special Awards

    Donivan Porterfield

      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: http://www.societyforscience.org/