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Sarah Morgan Wins Third Place at the NCSU Graduate Student Research Symposium

Ph.D. graduate student Sarah Morgan won third place in the engineering division at the 2023 NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.

Sarah’s research, performed under the supervision of Prof. Gregory Parsons, aims to develop synthesis methods for metal-organic framework (MOF)-fabrics that are rapid, scalable, and utilize environmentally conscious solvents.  Her poster, “Rapid, Benign, Roll-to-Roll Metal-Organic Framework Fabric Production for Chemical Warfare Agent Protective Gear,” describes MOF-fabrics that are designed to provide protection against chemical warfare agents (CWA).  The fabrics have shown improved performance towards CWA neutralization and protection when compared with the current state-of-the-art solutions.

A native of Edwardsville, Illinois, Sarah earned her B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky. She studies new metal-organic framework (MOF) growth techniques and their use in various applications.

The Graduate Student Research Symposium includes poster presentations from more than 200 graduate students from all the Colleges at NCSU. Posters are judged by faculty members, and students receive recognition for the first-, second- and third-place posters in their College. The goals are to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research at NC State, in addition to providing students with the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication skills with those outside of their discipline. Held each spring, the event is sponsored by the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association.

Congratulations to Sarah for your excellence as a researcher!