Katherine Gustashaw, a doctoral student in the structural engineering, mechanics, and materials program, won the best poster award at the 13th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement held in Madrid, Spain July 3-8, 2011. Katy, along with Ryan Chancey (UT PhD 2008), Paul Stutzman from NIST, and Maria Juenger were honored for their poster "Quantitative Characterization of Fly Ash Reactivity for Use in Geopolymer Cements".
Theirs was one of 100 posters entered at the conference, which was attended by over 900 people. Only two other awards were handed out: best presentation, and best short presentation.
Katy received her MS degree from UT Austin in spring 2009, and is supervised by Dr. Maria Juenger.