Chemical engineering's Vakhshouri receives APS Padden Award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Kiarash Vakhshouri, a graduate student in chemical engineering, received the Frank J. Padden Jr. Award from the American Physical Society (APS).

The annual award recognizes excellence in polymer physics by a doctoral student and is the highest honor granted by the APS Division of Polymer Physics.

Vakhshouri was lauded for his work titled "The Consequence of Donor Acceptor Miscibility on Charge Transport and Photovoltaic Device Performance."

He is advised by Enrique Gomez, assistant professor of chemical engineering.

The APS is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 50,000 members working to advance the knowledge of physics through its research journals, scientific meeting, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities.

Last Updated April 15, 2013