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Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award

Materials scientist Nic Argibay was honored at the 31st annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference by Great Minds in STEM, a nonprofit organization that recognizes Hispanic leadership and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math. Nic Argibay has made outsized contributions to the scientific field of tribology, the study of interacting surfaces in relative motion, including the principles of friction, lubrication, and wear. He has received more than $7 million in scientific grants and awards leading to groundbreaking discoveries such as the in situ formation of diamond-like carbon on platinum-gold substrates and one of the most wear-resistant materials ever tested. LDRD funding was instrumental in enabling the technical achievements for this award.   Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award Jackie Chen received a Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award for her impact on society and the engineering community. The award is the highest honor given by the society and recognizes at least 20 years of outstanding technical contributions to the field of engineering. Jackie received an LDRD on simulation of thermal stratification effects on homogeneous charge compression ignition engines that helped establish direct numerical simulations as a tool to understand the coupling between turbulence and chemistry in compression ignition environments encountered in internal combustion engines.



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