We held a contest to design our lab mug. It was inspiring to see all of your creative design. Tracy Ling’s design won a close vote. But since there were so many great ideas, I combined a few of the top vote getters to come up with the final mug design.

Lab Mug Design
  • “Who, what, where, why, Nguyen”: a pronunciation guide and description of the Lab’s scientific inquiry – Tracy Ling.
  • The colorful orb in the middle of the diamond is an eye and the surrounding  “N” depicts a polymer backbone, representing the Lab’s 2 areas of research -Tracy Liu.
  • The red curve is actual data for the stress-strain curve of polycarbonate.  It illustrates the difficult journey of a PhD student – Jingkai Guo.