Priya Raman was recently selected as a finalist for the American Vacuum Society’s 2014 prestigious national student awards. Raman’s primary area of research is understanding High-Powered Pulsed Magnetron Sputtering (HPPMS or HiPMS). She is one of eight finalists for AVS’ five national awards which recognize excellent research in the areas of vacuum systems, materials, and thin film technology. She will be interviewed by a panel and also give an oral talk at the AVS meeting in Baltimore this Fall. Go Priya!