PhD Candidate Wins National Award
Geology PhD candidate Md Abu Raihan Chowdhury is the 2020 recipient of the Mineralogical Society of America's Grant from the Edward H. Kraus Crystallographic Research Fund. The award is $5000 for research expenditures. Raihan's proposal is entitled "The role of mineral surface coatings on colloids in controlling metal transport in acid mine drainage-impacted areas."
The Mineralogical Society of America's Grant for Research in Crystallography is funded by the Edward H. Kraus Crystallographic Research Fund with contributions from MSA members and friends. The grant awards up to $5,000 for research in the field of mineralogical crystallography. This grant targets projects within the areas of mineralogy, crystal chemistry, petrology, mineral physics, biomineralization, and geochemistry that can employ a variety of crystallographic, spectroscopic, analytical, and computational techniques.