Kimberly Gliebe awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Materials science research

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Kimberly Gliebe, a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship for 2019 as one of approximately 200 nominees out of 2,928 applicants.  

Her proposal was entitled “Processing and Properties of Single Crystal Thin Film Layered Oxides.”  She will work on depositing single crystal lithium cobalt oxide and vanadium pentoxide films using pulsed laser deposition. These films will be subsequently analyzed for structural and transport properties, which can have a major impact on the developing technology of thin film batteries and catalysts.

The NDSEG Fellowship Program is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, and the Office of Naval Research under the Office of the Under Secretary for Research and Engineering in order to support those with academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and math.

Gliebe graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.  During this time, she had internships with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the University of Dayton Research Institute and the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. 

She started her PhD in materials science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University in the fall of 2018 and is currently a member of the Electro-ceramics Group.