Doctoral Student Receives Norbert J. Kreidl Award

by Torie Wells on March 21, 2019

Emily Aaldenberg, a doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been chosen to receive the Norbert J. Kreidl Award for her contribution to understanding the origins of fast-surface stress relaxation in glass.

The Norbert J. Kreidl Award for Young Scholars is awarded by the Glass & Optical Materials Division of The American Ceramic Society, in recognition of excellence in glass science research. Aaldenberg will present her award lecture in Boston in June during the 25th International Congress on Glass.

Supervised by Minoru Tomozawa, professor of materials science and engineering, Aaldenberg has integrated small angle X-ray scattering with cross-over experiments to provide insight into the role of composition fluctuations in glass mechanical strength and fatigue behavior.