Robert Hurt, professor of engineering, has received the Charles E. Pettinos Award of the American Carbon Society. The award is given every three years to honor “outstanding research accomplishment of an individual or group in the science and/or technology of carbon materials.” The work for which Hurt was honored focused on liquid-crystal-derived carbon materials, graphene-based materials, and on the biological and environmental implications of carbon nanomaterials. Hurt accepted the award earlier this month at the Carbon2013 conference in Rio de Janeiro.

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