Chemistry's Mahsa Lofti-Marchoobeh Wins Three Minute Thesis Final

Mahsa Lotfi-Marchoobeh delivers her 3MT presentation to the audience.
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Mahsa Lotfi-Marchoobeh delivers her 3MT presentation to the audience.

Mahsa Lotfi-Marchoobeh is the winner of the University of Arkansas Three Minute Thesis competition. She earned the top prize for her presentation A Miniaturized Neural Probe for Detection of Chemicals in the Brain.

As the top finisher, Lotfi-Marchoobeh won $750 and entry to the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools' regional Three Minute Thesis contest.

Lotfi-Marchoobeh is a doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and is advised by Ingrid Fritsch. In the regional contest Lotfi-Marchoobeh will compete against roughly 80 students from universities across the Southern Region. The contest will be held March 7 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Abass Oduola and Firuze Kordshuli tied for the People's Choice award, voted on by members of the audience. They each won $500 for their presentations. Oduola, a cell and molecular biology doctoral student advised by Griffiths Atungulu, presented Impact of Selected Infrared Wavelengths on Inactivation of Microbes on Rough Rice. Kordshuli presented Incorporation of Cu-SIO2 Nano Particles in PDA/PTFE Thin Films, as part of her doctoral research in mechanical engineering with advisor Min Zou.

Lotfi-Marchoobeh, Oduola and Kordshuli were three of five students who earned a spot in the University of Arkansas final. Each student booked their spot in the final by winning contests in their academic colleges in February.

Contacts

Laura Moix, director, Graduate Student Support
Graduate School and International Education
479-575-7038, lmoix@uark.edu

Amy Unruh, director of communications
Graduate School and International Education
479-575-5809, unruh@uark.edu

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