A graduate student won first place at the Science as Art competition with a 0.05 millimeter giraffe. Shaahin Amini, a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Riverside. The tiny feature made into a giraffe was created during the melting of nickel, aluminum and carbon mixture. As the alloy solidifies, the nickel and aluminum formed the body of the giraffe while the carbon crystallized into a graphite cover. Once it cools, the graphite cover wrinkled and created a networks of patches resembling a giraffe.