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Graduate Student Invited to Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Thao Ngo

Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student Thao Ngo, who was selected to participate in the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer.

Ngo is a graduate student in Richard C. Alkire Professor Hong Yang’s research group. Her research focuses on studying the growth and dissolution of Pt-based nano catalysts using in situ electron microscopy and x-ray based techniques.

Ngo is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow who received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2013. She joined the department in Fall 2013.

The 67th Lindau Meeting will focus on chemistry and take place in June 2017. Ngo is the only awardee from the University of Illinois to be invited to the scientific conference this year. She will represent the U.S. there.

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings aim to foster exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. Since they began in 1951, the meetings have become an international forum for scientific exchange, bringing together Nobel Laureates and the next generation of leading scientists, including post-doctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from around the world.

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