LOS ANGELES - University of Utah Materials Science & Engineering student Lei Zhang (Ph.D. candidate) was honored at the 2014 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition held in Los Angeles, California in November 2015 as a recipient of the second place prize for the Dr. Bernard S. Baker Student Award for Fuell Cell Research.
The award was established after the passing of fuel cell pioneer Dr. Bernard S. Baker and is given yearly to three of the most exceptional students world-wide. Lei Zhang placed second in a field of eight students who were nominated for this award.
Lei Zhang said of this honor, "I would like to thank the department of Materials Science and Engineering and especially Dr. Anil V. Virkar for giving me the opportunity to complete my graduate research at the University of Utah. This award not only recognizes my achievements, but also the world leading research in our department."