2017 Student Awards

Sponsored by Merck & Co.

EAS continues to actively support a Student Awards program to recognize students involved in research in the broad field of analytical chemistry. We have expanded the Student Awards to include both graduate and undergraduate students. In the spring of each year, we encourage professors to identify undergraduate Juniors in college and graduate students who demonstrate special talent in research. Nomination criteria include excellent grades, appraisals of how the students handle their investigations, their approach and how they resolve problems and publicly disseminate their work.  For more information on nominating a student, click here.

In 2017, four undergraduates and four graduate students have been selected based on these criteria to receive EAS Student Awards. The following outstanding students have been chosen from a very worthy field of candidates:


Alex Clifford
College of the Holy Cross
Nominated by Prof. Amber M. Hupp

Steven Kolakowski
University of Connecticut
Nominated by Prof. James Stuart

Mihail Krumov
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nominated by Prof. Joaquín Rodríguez López

Rebecca Kubena
Cornell University
Nominated by Prof. Héctor Abruňa


Buddini Iroshika Karawdeniya
 University of Rhode Island
Nominated by Prof. Jason Dwyer

Mona (Khanis) Hamada
University of Saskatchewan
Nominated by Prof. Anas El-Aneed

Mark Bokhart
North Carolina State University
Nominated by Prof. David Muddiman

Saumya Tiwari 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nominated by Prof. Rohit Bhargava

 The Governing Board of the 2017 EAS congratulates
these awardees for their outstanding achievements.

 The Student Awardees’ posters will be presented on Tuesday, November 14, in the Poster Area from 12:00pm – 1:30pm