ASU student Zach Leuty wins 2023 Bernard Henry AIMCAL-SVC Fund Scholarship

Arizona State University student Zach Leuty has been named the 2023 Bernard Henry AIMCAL-Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Scholarship winner. Since it was established in 2009, the program has awarded scholarships to 16 students from seven different countries. AIMCAL actively supports the Bernard Henry Fund through donations, 5K Fun Run fundraisers, and other activities.

The scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Bernard Henry, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 42. Henry made major contributions to science with his work on flexible gas-barrier materials. From 2000, Bernard began work on polymer solar cells where he focused interest on transparent conducting materials like TiO2 and ZnO. Bernard also maintained a very active interest in the thin-film barrier field and in 2006 became project manager for the production-scale web coater facility in the Oxford University Materials Department.

Leuty says, “I express my sincere gratitude for awarding me the Bernard Henry AIMCAL-SVC Fund Scholarship. I am incredibly honored and humbled to have been chosen as a recipient of this prestigious scholarship. As a passionate student in the field of vacuum coating, this scholarship means so much to me. The scholarship will provide me with the resources and tools I need to achieve my academic and professional goals. With your generous support, I can continue my education and pursue my dream of developing hollow-cathode sputtering and innovation in vacuum-coating development and processing.”