MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Andy Tay Kah Ping has been selected to receive the inaugural MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and scholarship, and their interest in science writing and communication. Andy was selected from more than 120 well-qualified applicants and nominations. He is being recognized for his combination of outstanding academic credentials, scientific publications and science communication efforts. The award will be presented at 2017 MRS Fall Meeting.

Andy is a postdoc in the Material Science and Engineering Department at Stanford University. His research focuses on nanostraw technologies—a new generation of microelectrodes for neural recording and nanoprobes for profiling of induced pluripotent stem cells. He has a strong interest in evidence-based science communications, which motivates him to write for an online forum where he explains neuroscience to high school students. Andy is a regular contributor to online columns (Naturejobs blog and Science Working Life), has produced podcasts discussing the importance of materials innovations, and serves as a mentor with the New York Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 20 academic papers (16 as first author), and has given more than 20 talks/poster presentations at international conferences.

The prize consists of a $2000 cash award, a profile published in MRS Bulletin, a complimentary one-year membership in the Materials Research Society, and an invitation to publish in MRS Bulletin. MRS Bulletin acknowledges the Jiang Family Foundation for its generous contribution to support this Prize.

MRS Bulletin is proud to have Andy as the recipient of this inaugural postdoctoral prize.

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