Profs. Shahani and Glotzer win DOE award

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Profs. Ashwin Shahani (PI) and Sharon Glotzer (co-PI) have received a $550K grant from the Department of Energy to develop a highly coordinated and collaborative program aimed at understanding the growth of quasicrystals from a liquid.  To do so, the team will bridge emergent research in structural characterization ( situ X-ray and electron based imaging) and molecular simulations.  Because short-range icosahedral order is ubiquitous in nature, the project is expect to have immediate and profound impact on the field of synthesis and processing science.  The team is thrilled to begin work on this three-year project!