Uttam Chowdhury, a PhD student in physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, won the Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC) Student Award for Excellence at the 64th annual GEC held in Salt Lake City in November. The title of his winning presentation was “Fully Differential Cross Sections for Four-Body Charge Exchange Processes.”
Chowdhury was selected from six finalists from Drexel University, Texas Tech University, the University of Michigan, the University of Southern California and Korea’s Hanyang University. His research paper on the same topic was also recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics.
Chowdhury was nominated for the award by his advisor, Dr. Don H. Madison, Curators’ Professor of physics at S&T.
This is the second time a student from Missouri S&T has won the award. Ola Al-Hagan won the GEC Student Award for Excellence in 2008.