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Awards

AWARDS and HONORS
  • Member, Mexican Academy of Engineering (2016)
  • George and Dot Bishop Advanced Materials Lecturer, Clemson University (April 2016)
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator, San Diego Chapter of the California Society of Professional Engineers (2015)
  • Counselor, Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (December 2015 - present)
  • Alumna of the Year, Southwestern Community College (2015)
  • UCSD Universitywide Diversity Award (2014)
  • Tiijuana Walk of Fame (2014)
  • International member (Level II) of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Mexico (January 2013 - present)
  • B.J. Harrington Lecturer, McGill University (September 2012)
  • Karl Schwartzwalder Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award, American Ceramic Society (2010)
  • Best Paper Award, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Annual Meeting (2009)
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2007)
  • Hispanic Educator of the Year, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (2006)
  • Faculty Member of the Year, National Hispanic University (2000)
  • 2nd Place Winner, National Symposium of the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists Graduate Student Technical Paper Competition (1998)
  • 1st Place Winner, National Technical and Career Conference Graduate Student Technical Paper Competition, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (1997)
  • Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Graduate Student Leadership Award (1997)
  • Research Mentorship Program Fellowship, University of California, Davis (1996-1997)
  • TOPS Research Fellowship, University of California, Davis (1995-1996)
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS and COMPETITIONS
Oral Presentations and Competitions
  • D. Miranda, C.I. Vargas-Consuelos, and O.A. Graeve, "Lanthanum Hexaboride Conducting Wire," 2016 Summer Research Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  August 11, 2016).
  • V. Vakharia, E. Novitskaya, A. Sapre, R. Mukthavaram, M. Makale, and O.A. Graeve, "Size Optimization of YAG:Pr Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications," 2016 UC San Diego Undergraduate Research Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 23, 2016).
  • A. Cota, E. Novitskaya, A. Sapre, R. Mukthavaram, M. Makale, and O.A. Graeve, “Size Optimization of YAG:Pr Nanoparticles Produced by Sol-gel Synthesis for Biomedical Applications,” 2015 UCSD Summer Research Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  August 13, 2015).
  • L. Lopez, S. Qiao, and O.A. Graeve, “Soft Template Synthesis of Mesoporous Niobium Doped TiO2,” 2015 UCSD Summer Research Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  August 13, 2015).
  • R. Pena and O.A. Graeve, “Al2O3 and Al Nanofluid Characterization for Heat Transfer Applications,” 28th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 25, 2015).
  • J.A. Bahena, J.T. Cahill, and O.A. Graeve, “Preparation of Hexaboride Nanocubes for Hydrogen Storage Applications,” Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2014 (Detroit, MI.  Date:  November 5-9, 2014).
  • C.J. Villa, K. Seo, and O.A. Graeve, “Phase Stability and Morphology of LaNbO4 Nanopowders: A Combustion Synthesis Study,” Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2014 (Detroit, MI.  Date:  November 5-9, 2014).
  • G. Pena, S. Qiao, and O.A. Graeve, “Synthesis of Titanium Powders with Unique Morphologies,” 2014 UCSD Summer Research Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  August 14, 2014).
  • C. Villa, K. Seo, and O.A. Graeve, “Phase Stability and Morphology of LaNbO4 Nanopowders:  A Combustion Synthesis Study,” 2014 UCSD Summer Research Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  August 14, 2014).
  • J. Bahena, J.T. Cahill, and O.A. Graeve, “Preparation of Hexaboride Nanocubes by Combustion Synthesis,” 2014 UCSD Summer Research Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  August 14, 2014).
  • R.M. Pena, J.P. Kelly, and O.A. Graeve, "Alumina Nanofluid Characterization for Heat Transfer Applications: A Dynamic Light Scattering Study," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2013 (Indianapolis, IN. Date; October 30 - November 3, 2013). Ms. Pena won fourth place.
  • J.A. Bahena, J.P. Kelly, M. McKee, Y. Liu, and O.A. Graeve, "Carbon Steel Bonded Tungsten Carbide: Milling and Spark Plasma Sintering," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2013 (Indianapolis, IN. Date; October 30 - November 3, 2013).
  • C.J. Villa, K. Seo, and O.A. Graeve, "Phase Stability and Morphology of LaNbO3 Nanopowders: A Combustion Synthesis Study," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2013 (Indianapolis, IN. Date; October 30 - November 3, 2013).
  • P.J. Colmenares, M.S. Saterlie, and O.A. Graeve, “Consolidation and Devitrification Behavior of Iron-based Alloys for Ballistic Applications,” Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2012 (Fort Worth, TX.  Date:  November 14-17, 2012).
  • S. Escalante, C. Brunet, and O.A. Graeve, "Precipitation Synthesis of Nanocrystalline MgO Powders," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2010 (Cincinnati, Ohio. Date: October 28, 2010).
  • O.A. Graeve and K. Sinha, "Dynamic Light Scattering Study of Reverse Micellar Solutions for the Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles," Annual GSA Research Meeting of the University of Nevada – Reno 2008 (Reno, NV.  Date:  April 18, 2008).  Mr. Sinha won third place and a $300 scholarship.
  • B. Pearson, O.A. Graeve, and J. Tinsley, "Synthesis and Densification of Lu2SiO5:Ce for Gamma-Ray Detection Applications," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2007 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Date:  November 2, 2007).
  • B. Williams, A. Clifton, and O.A. Graeve,"Reverse Micelle Synthesis and Characterization of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Nanoparticles," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2007 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Date:  November 1, 2007).
  • R. Kanakala, O.A. Graeve, L. Kaufman, B. Pearson, K. Sinha, and J.C. Farmer, "Characterization of Consolidated Iron-Based Structural Amorphous Metals (SAM7) with Y2O3 Nanoparticle Additions," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2007 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Date:  November 2, 2007).
  • K. Sinha, B. Pearson, S.R. Casolco, J.E. Garay, and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis and Consolidation of Ba(1-x)EuxAl2Si2O8: Development of an Integrated Process for Luminescent Smart Ceramic Materials," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2007 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Date:  November 2, 2007).
  • G. Rojas-George, B. Williams, D. Peterson, K. Hernandez, and O.A. Graeve, "Reverse Micelle Synthesis and Characterization of Y2O3:Tm,Yb Nanocrystalline Powders," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2007 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Date:  November 1, 2007).  Ms. Hernandez won third place and a $500 scholarship.
  • B. Pearson, O.A. Graeve, and L. Murillo, "Sintered Optical Materials for Shock Physics Applications," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2007 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Date:  November 1, 2007).
  • B. Williams, G. Rojas-George, and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis and Characterization of Y2O3:Eu Nanocrystalline Powders," National Technical and Career Conference 2007 (Denver, CO.  Date:  January 11, 2007).  Mr. Williams won first place and a $1,000 scholarship.
  • K. Hernandez, B. Pearson, K. Sinha, and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis and Characterization of Luminescent Barium Aluminum Silicate Powders," National Technical and Career Conference 2007 (Denver, CO.  Date:  January 11, 2007).
  • K. Sinha and O.A. Graeve, "Development of Smart Magnetic Fluids for Nano/Micro Applications," National Technical and Career Conference 2007 (Denver, CO.  Date:  January 12, 2007).  Mr. Sinha won second place and a $750 scholarship.
  • K. Sinha and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2005 National Technical and Career Conference (Dallas, TX.  Date:  January 6, 2005).
  • J.O. Corral and O.A. Graeve, "Preparation of Rare-Earth Doped Y2O3 Luminescent Ceramics by the Use of Reverse Micelles," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2005 National Technical and Career Conference (Dallas, TX.  Date:  January 6, 2005).
  • J.O. Corral and O.A. Graeve, "Preparation of Rare-Earth (Eu3+, Tm3+, Yb3+ and Tb3+) Doped Y2O3 Luminescent Ceramics," MAES (Mexican American Engineers and Scientists Society) Symposium (Austin, TX.  Date:  October 28, 2004).  Ms. Corral won second place and a $2,000 scholarship.
  • J.O. Corral and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis of Ti3SiC2 Nanocrystalline Ductile Ceramic by High Energy Ball Milling," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2004 National Technical and Career Conference (Chicago, IL.  Date:  January 8, 2004).
  • J.O. Corral and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis of a Ductile Ti3SiC2 Ceramic by High-Energy Ball Milling," Mexican American Engineers and Scientists Society Symposium (Phoenix, AZ.  Date:  October 30, 2003).  Ms. Corral won second place and a $2,000 scholarship.

Poster Presentations and Competitions

  • E. Novitskaya, H. Khalifa, A. Kritsuk, and O.A. Graeve, “Optimization of Complex Silicon Carbide Structures for Nuclear Applications,” Postdoc Research Symposium (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  November 1, 2016).
  • K. Karandikar, "Correlation between particle size and grain size distributions in single/multiphase ceramics," CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems Research Summit (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  October 20, 2016).
  • E. Novitskaya, "Optimization of complex silicon carbide structures for nuclear applications," CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems Research Summit (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  October 20, 2016).
  • T. Ren, "Solvothermal Process for the Preparation of Doped Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics with Unique Morphologies," CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems Research Summit (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  October 20, 2016).
  • K. Seo, "Morphological characteristics of gold/cobalt Janus nanoparticles: Interface study in synthesis methods," CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems Research Summit (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  October 20, 2016).
  • S. Qiao, "Electrically-conductive mesoporous ceramics for enzyme catalysis," CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems Research Summit (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  October 20, 2016).
  • E. Novitskaya, H. Khalifa, A. Kritsuk, and O.A. Graeve, "Optimization of Complex Silicon Carbide Structures for Nuclear Applications," Ceramics for Energy Workshop (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  June 3, 2016).
  • K.K. Karandikar, O.A. Graeve, K. Ohtaki, A. Travis, and M. Mecartney, "Particle Size and Grain Size Distributions in Single/Multiphase Ceramics," Ceramics for Energy Workshop (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  June 3, 2016).
  • J.T. Cahill and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis of Metal Hexaborides and the Prospect of Controllable Diffusion," Ceramics for Energy Workshop (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  June 3, 2016).
  • S. Choi and O.A. Graeve, "Fabrication of Mesoporous Gold-Coated Polystyrene Particles for Enzyme Immobilization," Ceramics for Energy Workshop (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  June 3, 2016).
  • J. Ha, E. Novitskaya, O.A. Graeve, G.A. Hirata, and J.M. McKittrick, "A Method to Improve Quantum Efficiency of Nanosized Phosphors for Near-UV LEDs," Ceramics for Energy Workshop (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  June 3, 2016).
  • S. Qiao, E. Novitskaya, F. Sanchez, R. Vazquez-Duhalt, and O.A. Graeve, "Electrically-Conductive Mesoporous Ceramics for Enzyme Catalysis," Ceramics for Energy Workshop (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  June 3, 2016).
  • J. Ha, E. Novitskaya, O.A. Graeve, G.A. Hirata, and J.M. McKittrick, "A Method to Improve Quantum Efficiency of Nanosized Phosphors for Near-UV LEDs," UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 35th Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 14, 2016).
  • M.B. Frank, S.H. Siu, J. Ng, A. Ismail, I. Torres, T. Haroush, C.-H. Liu, K. Karandikar, S. Naleway, O.A. Graeve, and J.M. McKittrick, "Magnetized Materials for Bioinspired Bone Scaffolds," UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 35th Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 14, 2016).
  • K. Seo and O.A. Graeve, "Morphological Characteristics and Interfaces of Gold/Cobalt Janus Nanoparticles," UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 35th Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 14, 2016).
  • S. Choi and O.A. Graeve, "Fabrication of Mesoporous Gold-Coated Polystyrene Particles for Enzyme Immobilization," UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 35th Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 14, 2016).
  • K.K. Karandikar, O.A. Graeve, K. Ohtaki, A. Travis, and M. Mecartney, "Particle Size and Grain Size Distributions in Single/Multiphase Ceramics," UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 35th Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 14, 2016).
  • T. Ren, V. Stanley, and O.A. Graeve, "Solvothermal Process for the Preparation of Doped Ultra-high Temperature Carbide Ceramics with Unique Morphologies," UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 35th Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 14, 2016).
  • S. Qiao, E. Novitskaya, F. Sanchez, R. Vazquez-Duhalt, and O.A. Graeve, "Electrically-Conductive Mesoporous Ceramics for Enzyme Catalysis," UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 35th Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 14, 2016).
  • J.T. Cahill and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis of Metal Hexaborides and the Prospect of Controllable Diffusion," UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 35th Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 14, 2016).
  • E. Novitskaya, H. Khalifa, and O.A. Graeve, “Characterization of Complex Silicon Carbide Composite Structures,” 3rd Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  September 14, 2015).
  • J.P. Kelly, M. Alberga, B. Wang, S. Fuller, H. Fathi-Kelly, D. Edwards, O.A. Graeve, “Incorporating Materials Synthesis and Processing History into Development and Property Optimization Models,” 8th Annual Postdoc Poster Symposium (Livermore, CA.  Date:  June 17, 2015).
  • J. Ha, Z. Wang, E. Novitskaya, O.A. Graeve, S.P. Ong, and J.M. McKittrick, “Development of Phosphors for Solid-state Lighting,” UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 32nd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 16, 2015).
  • K. Karandikar and O.A. Graeve, “Correlation Between Particle Size and Grain Size Distributions in Single/Multiphase Ceramics,” UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 32nd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 16, 2015).
  • J.T. Cahill and O.A. Graeve, “Using Tool Steel in Metal-Ceramic Hardmetal Composites,” UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 32nd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 16, 2015).
  • B. Zhang and O.A. Graeve, “Devitrification Behavior of Amorphous Metal Foils During Spark Plasma Sintering,” UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 32nd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 16, 2015).
  • S. Choi and O.A. Graeve, “Fabrication of Mono-sized Mesopores on Gold-coated Polystyrene Particle Surfaces for Enzyme Immobilization,” UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 32nd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 16, 2015).
  • K. Seo and O.A. Graeve, “Morphological Characteristics of Gold/Cobalt Janus Nanoparticles,” UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 32nd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 16, 2015).
  • T. Ren and O.A. Graeve, “Exploring the Fundamental Behavior of Tailored Nanoscale Carbide Morphologies: Materials by Design for Ultra-high Temperature Applications,” UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 32nd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 16, 2015).
  • S. Qiao and O.A. Graeve, “Electrically-conductive Mesoporous Ceramics for Biocatalysis Applications,” UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering 32nd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 16, 2015).
  • J. Bahena and O.A. Graeve, “Preparation of Hexaboride Nanocubes for Hydrogen Storage Applications,” 2015 CAMP Statewide Research Symposium (Irvine, CA.  Date:  February 6-7, 2015).  Mr. Bahena received honorable mention.
  • C. Villa and O.A. Graeve, “Phase Stability and Morphology of LaNbO4 Nanopowders: A Combustion Synthesis Study,” 2015 CAMP Statewide Research Symposium (Irvine, CA.  Date:  February 6-7, 2015).
  • G. Pena, S. Qiao, and O.A. Graeve, “Synthesis of Titanium Powders with Unique Morphologies,” Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2014 (Detroit, MI.  Date:  November 5-9, 2014).
  • J.P. Kelly, E. Novitskaya, and O.A. Graeve, “Bulk Metallic Glass Composites – Breaking Design Barriers (Instead of the Glass),” UCSD Postdoctoral Research Symposium (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  September 26, 2014).
  • E. Novitskaya, M. Herrera-Zaldivar, G. Hirata-Flores, and O.A. Graeve, “Advanced Triboluminescent Coatings for Structural Health Monitoring Applications,” UCSD Postdoctoral Research Symposium (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  September 26, 2014).
  • J.A. Bahena, J.P. Kelly, M. McKee, Y. Liu, and O.A. Graeve, “Tungsten Carbide / Steel Composites: Milling and Spark Plasma Sintering Studies,” SHPE Region 2 Leadership Development Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 18, 2014).  Mr. Bahena won first place and a laptop.
  • R. Pena and O.A. Graeve, “Alumina Nanofluid Characterization for Heat Transfer Applications: A Dynamic Light Scattering Study,” SHPE Region 2 Leadership Development Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 18, 2014).  Ms. Pena won third place and an HP scientific calculator.
  • C. Villa, K. Seo, and O.A. Graeve, “Phase Stability and Morphology of LaNbO4 Nanopowders: A Combustion Synthesis Study,” SHPE Region 2 Leadership Development Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 18, 2014).
  • B. Zhang and O.A. Graeve, “Devitrification Behavior of Amorphous Metal Foils During Spark Plasma Sintering,” Jacobs School of Engineering 33rd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 17, 2014).
  • J.T. Cahill and O.A. Graeve, “Preparation of Hexaboride Nanocubes for Hydrogen Storage Applications,” Jacobs School of Engineering 33rd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 17, 2014).
  • K. Karandikar and O.A. Graeve, “Analysis of Grain Size and Particle Size in Ceramic Powders,” Jacobs School of Engineering 33rd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 17, 2014).
  • K. Seo and O.A. Graeve, “Morphological Characteristics of Gold/Cobalt Janus Nanoparticles Prepared Using Various Substrates,” Jacobs School of Engineering 33rd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 17, 2014).
  • S. Choi, R. Vazquez-Duhalt, and O.A. Graeve, “Fabrication of Mono-sized Hemispherical Mesopores on Gold-coated Polystyrene Particle Surfaces,” Jacobs School of Engineering 33rd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 17, 2014).
  • T. Ren and O.A. Graeve, “Solvothermal Process for the Preparation of Doped Ultra-high Temperature Carbide Ceramics,” Jacobs School of Engineering 33rd Annual Research Expo (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 17, 2014).
  • J.T. Cahill and O.A. Graeve, “Preparation of Hexaboride Nanocubes for Hydrogen Storage Applications,” PerkinElmer & SFU Nanolytica 2014 Educational Symposium (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 11, 2014).
  • R. Pena, J.P. Kelly, and O.A. Graeve, “Alumina Nanofluid Characterization for Heat Transfer Applications: A Dynamic Light Scattering Study,” 2014 University of California LSAMP (CAMP) Statewide Undergraduate Research Symposium (Irvine, CA.  Date: February 7-9, 2014).  Ms. Pena received Honorable Mention in the Physical Sciences & Engineering Category.
  • J.A. Duenas, J.T. Cahill, and O.A. Graeve, "Determination of Phase Stability During the Combustion Synthesis of Bismuth Ferrite Powders," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2013 (Indianapolis, IN. Date; October 30 - November 3, 2013).
  • H. Fathi, J.P. Kelly, and O.A. Graeve, "Fundamental Analysis of Reverse Micelle Stability for the Synthesis of Nanopowders," AU MRS Scholes Poster Competition (Alfred, NY. Date: April 19, 2012).
  • M.S. Saterlie, J. Liu, S. Misture, D. Edwards, and O.A. Graeve, "New Facile Synthesis Route of Beta-Gallia Rutile Structured Intergrowths for High Temperature Applications," AU MRS Scholes Poster Competition (Alfred, NY. Date: April 19, 2012).
  • J.P. Kelly, B.M. Clark, R.J. Grohsmeyer, R.J. Locker, A.W. Turner, and O.A. Graeve, "Microstructural Development During Spark Plasma Sintering of Tantalum Carbide Powders Prepared by Solvothermal Synthesis," AU MRS Scholes Poster Competition (Alfred, NY. Date: April 19, 2012).
  • B.M. Clark, J.P. Kelly, and O.A. Graeve, "Chemical Treatments of Tantalum Carbide Powder to Manipulate Morphology and Particle Size," Undergraduate Research Forum (Alfred, NY. Date: April 19, 2012).
  • K. Lambert, J.P. Kelly, and O.A. Graeve, "The Effect of Silica on the Fabrication of Translucent Polycrystalline Lutetium Orthosilicate for Gamma-Ray Detection Applications," Undergraduate Research Forum (Alfred, NY. Date: April 19, 2012).
  • R.J. Grohsmeyer, J.P. Kelly, B.M. Clark, and O.A. Graeve, "Unique Processing and Properties Characterization of Dense Tantalum Carbide Ceramics," Undergraduate Research Forum (Alfred, NY. Date: April 19, 2012).
  • K.E. Noll, J.P. Kelly, and O.A. Graeve, "Spark Plasma Sintering of Zinc Oxide Prepared by Combustion Synthesis," Undergraduate Research Forum (Alfred, NY. Date: April 19, 2012).
  • M. Alberga, J.P. Kelly, and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis of Doped and Undoped Titania Nanopowders for Use in SOFC Interconnect and Thermoelectric Applications," Undergraduate Research Forum (Alfred, NY. Date: April 19, 2012).
  • D.W. Davies, J.P. Kelly, and O.A. Graeve, "A Unique Process for the Preparation of Boron Nitride Powders," Undergraduate Research Forum (Alfred, NY. Date: April 19, 2012).
  • J.P. Kelly, B.M. Clark, R. Kanakala, and O.A. Graeve, "Pathway to the Scaled-Up Manufacturing of Nanostructured Ultra-high Temperature Refractory Ceramics," AU MRS Scholes Poster Competition (Alfred, NY. Date: April 27, 2011).
  • M. Saterlie and O.A. Graeve, "Aqueous Combustion Synthesis of Beta-Gallia Rutile Structured Intergrowths," AU MRS Scholes Poster Competition (Alfred, NY. Date: April 27, 2011).
  • H. Fathi and O.A. Graeve, "Fundamental Aspects of Reverse Micelle Stability for Controlled Synthesis of Nanoparticles," AU MRS Scholes Poster Competition (Alfred, NY. Date: April 27, 2011).
  • C.M. Brunet and O.A. Graeve, "Novel Processing of IR Transparent Nanocrystalline Ceramics," AU MRS Scholes Poster Competition (Alfred, NY. Date: April 27, 2011).
  • B. Clark, J.P. Kelly, and O.A. Graeve, "Preparation of Nanostructured Non-Oxide Ceramic Powders Using Solvothermal Reactions," Undergraduate Research Forum (Alfred, NY. Date: Aprill 14, 2011).
  • P.J. DiCesare and O.A. Graeve, "Spark Plasma Sintering of Highly Corrosion-Resistant Amorphous Metal/Ceramic Composites," Undergraduate Research Forum (Alfred, NY. Date: April 22, 2010).
  • A.D. Galens and O.A. Graeve, "The Synthesis and Characterization of EuB6 Nanopowders," Undergraduate Research Forum (Alfred, NY. Date: April 22, 2010).
  • C.M. Brunet and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Tantalum Powders," Alfred University Senior Poster Night (Alfred, NY. Date: December 2, 2009).
  • K.C. Glass and O.A. Graeve, "A Comparative Analysis of Particle Size and Crystallite Size in Alumina Nanopowders Prepared by Reverse Micelle Synthesis," Alfred University Senior Poster Night (Alfred, NY. Date: December 2, 2009).
  • K. Sinha, B. Kavlicoglu, Y. Liu, and O.A. Graeve, "Development of Nanoscale Magneto-Rheological (nMR) Fluid:  Effect of Particle Size on Flow and Thermal Characteristics through Microchannels,"  Annual GSA Research Meeting of the University of Nevada - Reno 2008 (Reno, NV.  Date:  April 14, 2008).  Mr. Sinha won second place and a $500 scholarship.
  • M. Saterlie, R. Kanakala, L. Kaufman, J.C. Farmer, B. Pearson, K. Sinha, and O.A. Graeve, "Spark Plasma Sintering of Fe-Based Structural Amorphous Metals (SAM) with Y2O3 Nanoparticle Additions," Summer 2007 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Poster Session (Reno, NV.  Date:  August 15, 2007).
  • K. Sinha, B. Pearson, S. Robles-Casolco, J.E. Garay, and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis and Consolidation of Barium Aluminum Silicate Doped With Europium (BAS:Eu):  An Approach to Develop Smart Ceramic Skins for Structural Health Monitoring Systems,"  Annual GSA Research Meeting of the University of Nevada - Reno 2007 (Reno, NV.  Date:  April 16, 2007).  Mr. Sinha won first place and a $650 scholarship.
  • B. Williams, A. Clifton, K. Sinha, and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia," Spring 2007 UNR Undergraduate Research Conference (Reno, NV.  March 8, 2007).
  • B. Pearson, O.A. Graeve, and J. Tinsley, "Processing of Luminescent Ceramics for Gamma-Ray Detection," Spring 2007 UNR Undergraduate Research Conference (Reno, NV.  Date:  March 8, 2007).
  • D. Peterson, K. Sinha, and O.A. Graeve, "Surfactant-Assisted Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles," Spring 2007 UNR Undergraduate Research Conference (Reno, NV.  Date:  March 8, 2007).
  • G. Rojas-George, D. Peterson, K. Sinha, B. Williams, and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis and Characterization of Luminescent Yttria Powders," Spring 2007 UNR Undergraduate Research Conference (Reno, NV.  Date:  March 8, 2007).
  • K. Sinha and O.A. Graeve, "Reverse Micelle Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles," Annual GSA Research Meeting of the University of Nevada - Reno 2006 (Reno, NV.  Date:  April 17, 2006).  Mr. Sinha won first place and a $650 scholarship.
  • J. Corral and O.A. Graeve, "Synthesis of Ti3SiC2 Nanocrystalline Ductile Ceramic by High Energy Ball Milling," Northern California Section of the American Ceramic Society Annual Poster Competition and Dinner Meeting (Davis, CA. Date:  May 5, 2004).
  • H. Singh and O.A. Graeve, "Reverse Micelle Synthesis of Zirconia Nanopowders," Northern California Section of the American Ceramic Society Annual Poster Competition and Dinner Meeting (Davis, CA.  Date:  May 5, 2004).  Mr. Singh won first place and a $300 scholarship.
  • S. Varma and O.A. Graeve, "Combustion Synthesis and Characterization of Y2O3:Tm,Yb Blue Phosphors," Northern California Section of the American Ceramic Society Annual Poster Competition and Dinner Meeting (Davis, CA.  Date:  May 5, 2004).  Ms. Varma won second place and a $200 scholarship.