Quang published a paper entitled “Boiling Heat Transfer Performance of Three-dimensionally Ordered Microporous Copper with Modulate Pore Diameters.” The paper won a best paper award at an international conference. The paper looks at a material’s structure, like pore size and thickness, and determines how that affects how the surface boils to get rid of heat. Learn more here.
He took a scanning electron microscopy image, or a close up picture, of the material copper inverse opals (shown below). One of them was reminiscent of an erupting volcano, so he added in the colors in Photoshop. The image won the Art in Science Award.