Gary George, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, is one of six students named by the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) as recipients of the 2024 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship

George’s proposal, “Use of Solid-State Cycloaddition Reactions to Achieve Switchable Properties of Organic Crystalline Materials” was among a pool of applications submitted by graduate students worldwide. 

The ICDD will award George $2,500 to assist in the continuation of studies in his selected field of crystallographic research.

George thanks a pair of mentors for their support: former staff crystallographer Daniel Unruh and George’s research advisor Kristin Hutchins. 

“Without these two mentors, this award would not have been possible,” says George. 

Unruh is currently a core facility research scientist at the University of Iowa. Dr. Hutchins, an associate professor of chemistry at MU, is among the core faculty at Mizzou’s Materials Science and Engineering Institute — a multidisciplinary materials research hub.