Congratulations to Drexel's 2013 Lindau Award Recipient
February 16, 2013
Kristy Jost has received the Lindau Award to attend this year’s annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany.
Kristy Jost, a Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering (Advisor: Yury Gogotsi, Co-Advisor: Genevieve Dion) conducts research on smart textiles, and more specifically wearable energy storage. The goal of her research is to provide non-toxic, flexible power to various electronic components embedded in clothing. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Fashion Design at Drexel’s College of Media Arts and Design and transitioned to Materials Science after completing research on smart textiles as an undergraduate. Kristy was previously awarded the DoD-NDSEG Fellowships and the NSF-GRFP (which she declined).
The Lindau Award selects a group of top young researchers from around the world to attend the annual meeting with the Nobel Laureates in picturesque Lindau, Germany. At the meeting, there are opportunities for both formal and informal interaction between the Laureates and the young researchers. This year’s meeting will focus on Chemistry. Lindau Award recipients are nominated and selected by the sponsoring agencies and organizations (ORAU, ORISE, DOE, NIH, NSF, Mars, Inc.).
Last year, Drexel student Eric Davis (ChemEng) attended Lindau. The year before, Greg Botta (DUCOM) went.