Stony Brook University Student Jianping Huang Wins 2016 Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship

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Pictured with scholarship winner Jianping Huang (center) are (from left) advisors Amy Marschilok and Esther Takeuchi, Beth Lin, and advisor Kenneth Takeuchi.

At a ceremony held at Brookhaven National Laboratory on September 28, Jianping Huang, a graduate student at Stony Brook University studying for a Ph.D. in Chemistry, was awarded the 12th annual Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship. The Asian Pacific American Association at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory sponsors the scholarship, which consists of $1,000 and a plaque, to honor the distinguished late Brookhaven Lab scientist for whom it was named.  

Huang is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the Sustainable Energy Technologies Department at Brookhaven, working with Brookhaven scientist and Stony Brook Distinguished Professor Esther Takeuchi as his advisor. Huang’s focus is on energy materials research.

“I will focus my research to further understand electron transfer and ion transport processes, which are of significant importance to the design and development of battery materials,” said Huang. “The strong collaboration between Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook and working in Dr. Takeuchi’s group has provided me the opportunity to understand various cutting-edge techniques that will help me achieve my personal goal to become an outstanding scientist.”

About the Scholarship

Mow Shiah Lin began his career at Brookhaven Lab in 1975 as a postdoctoral fellow and advanced to co-lead a research team working with an environmental remediation company to use selected bacteria to convert toxic oil wastes such as used motor oils into useful products. In 2001, Lin shared an R&D 100 Award, given by R&D Magazine for the top 100 technological achievements of the year, for developing a technology to recover silica from geothermal brine. Lin died suddenly from a brain aneurysm in 2003 at the height of his career, and his coworkers, friends and family contributed funds to establish the scholarship.

In memory of the manner in which Lin began his career, the scholarship is granted annually to a student of Asian heritage with a U.S. student visa who is studying at an accredited institution of higher education on Long Island (including Brooklyn and Queens), working toward a graduate degree in environmental and energy technology, biology, or chemistry.

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