Northwestern Research Video Wins Honorable Mention in International Challenge

A video made by two McCormick graduate students and a research professor has won an honorable mention in the 2011 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.

The video, “High Density energy Storage Using Self-Assembled Materials,” was created by Chris Wilmer and Patrick Fuller, graduate students in McCormick’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Omar K. Farha, research professor in Weinberg’s Department of Chemistry. It describes research on natural gas storage conducted in the laboratory of Randall Q. Snurr, professor of chemical and biological engineering.

The ninth annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge was offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) along with the journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Illustrators, photographers, computer programmers and designers from around the world submitted visualizations to a once-a-year challenge designed to celebrate and encourage the visual communication of science for education and journalistic purposes.  Two-hundred-twelve entries were received from 33 countries, representing every continent except Antarctica.

Winning entries can be viewed on the NSF website, the Science website and in the February 3 print issue of Science.