Doan-Nguyen receives 2019 Standford R. Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship

Posted: October 30, 2019

photo of Vicky Doan-Nguyen OSU faculty
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering congratulates Professor Vicky Doan-Nguyen on receiving the Standford R. Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship. The American Physical Society selected Doan-Nguyen for her "substantial contribution to the advancement of synthesis and in-situ local structure probes of energy storage and energy conversion materials".¹

I'm incredibly honored (and thrilled!) for having been selected to receive the 2019 Stanford Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship. The support will most definitely contribute to my group's work on synthesis & in-situ probes of local structure of sustainable energy materials. - Professor Vicky Doan-Nguyen

Vicky is an Assistant Professor with appointments in both the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Professor Doan-Nguyen manages a research group at Ohio State that focuses on sustainable materials innovation for energy storage and conversion. The Ohio State University Materials Research Seed Grant Program also recently awarded Vicky Doan-Nguyen with funds to be used in the design and local structure identification of stable electrode-electrolyte interfaces.

She has also been recently recognized for her contributions to STEM education in the Columbus community through the SPARK (Science Partnership and Resources for Kids) program. SPARK is designed for children in the fifth grade who are invited to explore renewable energy through social and emotional learning. Under the direction of Doan-Nguyen, college students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at Ohio State run the hour-long, hands-on program in an interactive environment familiar to the children. A story about Doan-Nguyen's non-traditional journey to becoming a materials scientist and her dedication to inspiring an interest in science and technology was published by the College of Engineering in May (https://mse.osu.edu/news/2019/05/passionate-professor-shares-love-scien…).

¹  American Physical Society. Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship. https://www.aps.org/units/gera/awards/ovshinsky.cfm. Accessed October 29, 2019. ² Doan-Nguyen Group. http://u.osu.edu/doan-nguyen.1/spark/. Accessed October 23, 2019.