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Congratulations to the 2023 Langmuir Award Winner! 
Yun-Han Huang, University of British Columbia

Congratulations to the 2023 Finalists! 
The award will be given after the finalist presentations on Tuesday, June 6th form 1:20-5:20 PM

Faraz A. Burni, University of Maryland
Self-assembled organogels with time-programmed rheology: spontaneous ge-to-sol transition after a set time
Session: Self- and Directed Assembly

Ryan K. Cashen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Direct visualization of lithium transport in nanostructured ion liquid electrolytes
Session: Colloids for Sustainability and Energy

Yu Fu, University of California, Berkeley
Particle adsorption kinetics at fluid interfaces using microtensiometry
Session: Colloidal and Interfacial Phenomena

Langmuir award winner: Yun-Han Huang, University of British Columbia
A new instrument for interfacial dilational rheology
Sessions: Emulsions, Foams, and Surfactants

Jessica Lee, Pennsylvania State University
Investigation of lipid self-assembly in the presence of liquid-liquid phase separation
SessionL Colloidal and Interfacial Phenomena

Medha Rath, University of Maryland
Electric-field driven assembly and disassembly of colloidal crystals in the presence of electroactive molecules
Session: Active and Adaptive Matter

Gesse Roure
, University of Colorado, Boulder
Permeation network model for the swelling of W/O/W emulsions

Session: Emulsions, Foams, and Surfactants

Xiaoteng Zhou, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Fabrication of stretchable superamphiphobic surfaces with deformation-induced rearrangeable structures

Session: Wetting and Adhesion

Langmuir Award Committee:

Sara M. Hashmi, Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University

Artem Rumyantsev, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NCSU

Dong Jin Seo, Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University

We invite outstanding graduate students to be considered for the Langmuir Graduate Student Award, to be decided at the upcoming 97th ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium (CSSS) at NC State, June 4-7, 2023.  This Award is sponsored by the ACS journal Langmuir and the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry (COLL) to recognize excellence in research, scientific communication, and oral presentation.


All graduate students fulfilling the following conditions are eligible for consideration:

  • Students who are current PhD candidates
  • Students who will not defend their thesis before the 97th ACS CSSS (June 4, 2023)
  • Students whose abstracts have been already submitted for oral presentations

Application Procedure

Any student wishing to be considered for the Langmuir Graduate Student Award should submit an application package consisting of a single pdf file with the following:

  • Research statement (no more than 2 pages, using NSF margin & spacing guidelines)
  • Oral presentation abstract including the session name
  • Recent CV (no more than 3 pages)
  • Nomination letter from the PhD thesis advisor (no more than 2 pages)

Application packages are due no later than April 21, 2023. Nominators should upload materials using this link:

Selection Procedure

Applications will be reviewed by the Langmuir Award Committee, which will select 8 finalists.  Selection criteria include: (1) relevance to the field of colloid and surface science, (2) clarity of the research statement, (3) broader impacts of the research, and (4) research accomplishments. The 8 finalists will give their oral presentations twice – in the session selected during abstract submission and, additionally, in a special Langmuir Graduate Student Award Session to be scheduled during the 97th ACS CSSS, attended by a panel of judges selected by the Committee. Winners will be selected at the conclusion of the Award session and will be presented with a plaque and monetary prize, sponsored by the Editors of Langmuir.