Fellowship Impact

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Dean's Fellowship

Photograph of Tayloria  Adams PhD student in Chemical Engineering

Tayloria Adams

PhD Candidate

Chemical Engineering
Photograph of Matthew Brege, PhD Candidate in Chemistry

Matthew Brege

PhD Candidate

Chemistry
Photograph of Ashley Coble PhD student in Biological Sciences

Ashley Coble

PhD Candidate

Biological Sciences
Carol Engelmann

Carol A. Engelmann

PhD Candidate

Geology
Photograph of Jessica Lauer PhD student in Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Jessica Lauer

PhD Candidate

Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Ryan Lemmens

Ryan J. Lemmens

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Photograph of Bryan Plunger PhD student in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Bryan Plunger

PhD Candidate

Electrical Engineering
Photograph of Craig Reynolds PhD student in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Craig Reynolds

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Photograph of Bryan Steinhoff, PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Bryan Steinhoff

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Weston Thomas

Weston H. Thomas

PhD Candidate

Electrical Engineering
Michael Via

Michael D. Via

PhD Candidate

Chemical Engineering
Photograph of Lindsey Watch PhD student in Environmental Engineering

Lindsey Watch

PhD Candidate

Environmental Engineering
Photograph of Bonnie Zwissler, PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering

Bonnie Zwissler

PhD Candidate

Civil Engineering

 

DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships

Patrick Bowen - 2012 DeVlieg Fellowship recipient

Patrick K. Bowen

PhD Candidate

Materials Science and Engineering

Recipient of the DeVlieg Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship for Engineering students

"It is imperative that I address the mechanistic issues of cationic participation, biomolecular influences, and the dissolved gas contribution in the corrosion of magnesium since these issues are poorly understood."

Photograph of Howard Haselhuhn, PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering

Howard Haselhuhn

PhD Candidate

Chemical Engineering

"There are limitless opportunities for chemical engineers to build their own niches in industry and academia. The DeVlieg fellowship will help provide the funds to get there."

Photograph of John Henderson, PhD Candidate in Forest Science

John Henderson

PhD Candidate

Forest Science

"Not only will your gift assist me with my studies; it will also further moose research and moose conservation worldwide."

Photograph of Anthony Matthys, PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences

Anthony D. Matthys

PhD Candidate

Biological Sciences

Recipient of the 2013 Summer Research Award in Biology/Wildlife/Natural Resources

"I hope that my work can be used to ultimately inform brook trout management and restoration strategies within the Lake Superior region."

Photograph of Renee Oats, PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering

Renee C. Oats

PhD Candidate

Civil Engineering

Recipient of the DeVlieg Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship for Engineering students

"This financial support furthers my career goals of engaging in and managing highly technical quality research in highway bridges' assessment procedures and policies."

Nan Pond, 2012 DeVlieg Foundation Fellowhsip Recipient

Nan Pond

PhD Candidate

Forest Science

Recipient of the 2012 Summer Research Award in Biology/Wildlife/Natural Resources

"Extrapolation of findings to the working landscape as a whole, and comparison of our values to publically available data from federal inventories and landowner surveys will provide additional insight into the current and future availability of timber products and woody biomass for bioenergy."

 

Doctoral Finishing Fellowships

Photograph of Tayloria  Adams PhD student in Chemical Engineering

Tayloria Adams

PhD Candidate

Chemical Engineering
"My goal is to become a professor at a research institution and establish a research group."

Douglas Banyai

PhD Candidate

Physics

"I hope to maximize the utility of my future contributions by focusing on developing the algorithms and softwares that could be used by dozens or even thousands of researchers."

Photograph of Fang Chen, PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering

Fang Chen

PhD Candidate

Electrical Engineering
"My career goal is to do full-time research in the field of metamaterials and electromagnetics in industry or research institutions related to practical applications."
Photograph of Xiaochu Ding, PhD Candidate in Chemistry

Xiaochu  Ding

PhD Candidate

Chemistry

 

"The flexible property of scaffolds and organization is very important for applications in tissue engineering, such as central neuron system regeneration and spinal cord regeneration."

Photograph of Jiqing Fan, PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering

Jiqing  Fan

PhD Candidate

Chemical Engineering

 

"This fellowship will help me financially support myself for the last semester of my PhD, during which time, I will finish at least 3 manuscripts for publication and my dissertation as well." 

Photograph of Suntara Fueangfung, PhD Candidate in Chemistry

Suntara Fueangfung

PhD Candidate

Chemistry
"My plan is not only developing education, but also expanding my research area (Synthetic Nucleic Acid Chemistry) which I have learned from my degree."
Photograph of Rasika Kishor Gawde, PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering

Rasika Kishor Gawde

PhD Candidate

Environmental Engineering

"As I begin my professional career in earnest, I will continue applying myself in the hopes that one day, I will be able to make a significant contribution to the world, knowing that Michigan Tech was instrumental in my success."

Photograph of Xiaobao Geng, PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Xiaobao Geng

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

 

"After several years' study and research in Muses lab in Michigan Tech, I obtained the knowledge and the experience which is the groundwork for the significant contribution to the thermal management industry in the future."
 

Colin Gurganus

Colin Gurganus

PhD Candidate

Atmospheric Sciences
"I would like to continue on the path towards becoming a professor or research scientist at a university or national laboratory."
Photograph of Kevyn Juneau, PhD Candidate in Forest Science

Kevyn J. Juneau

PhD Candidate

Forest Science

 

"As an assistant professor, I intend to develop and teach classes in plant science including plant ecology, invasive species ecology, botany, and vegetation dynamics."

Photograph of Michael Kivisalu, PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Michael T. Kivisalu

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

 

"I plan to provide worldwide consulting related to the design of novel and innovative energy systems."

Photograph of Evgeniy Kulakov, PhD Candidate in Geology

Evgeniy Kulakov

PhD Candidate

Geology
"In the future I plan to continue studying paleomagnetism of precambrian period as well as other aspects of paleomagnetism, including intensity of the ancient geomagnetic field."

Ryan Lemmens

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

"This has given me the opportunity to perform cutting edge materials research with the potential to help alleviate the world's energy sustainability issues."

Photograph of Jun Ma, PhD Candidate in Computer Science

Jun Ma

PhD Candidate

Computer Science
"Upon my graduation, I will devote myself to research and spend years to become a leader in the area of computer science."
Photograph of Ali Mirchi, PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering

Ali Mirchi

PhD Candidate

Civil Engineering

 

"My goal is to generate insights for water quality policy to mitigate the problem of eutrophication in the Great Lakes Region."

Seyedmehdi Mortazavi Zanjani

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

"As a researcher who has gained cutting edge knowledge in sustainable energy systems, I would like to continue my research activities in this area."

Photograph of Bryan Murray, PhD Candidate in Forest Science

Bryan Murray

PhD Candidate

Forest Science

 

"Obtaining a PhD has allowed me to hone my research and teaching skills through leading research projects, teaching undergraduates, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at national conferences."
 

Photograph of Ranjeeth Naik, PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Ranjeeth Naik

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
"All of the teaching opportunities that I have had in the course of my Ph. D. have led me to develop a strong affection towards the teaching profession."
Biological Sciences photo

Stephanie Ogren

PhD Candidate

Biological Sciences
"Preliminary indications show a great potential for future work and finalizing the results of this dissertation will provide a strong basis for the possibility of additional research."
Photograph of Jennifer Riehl, PhD Candidate in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Jennifer Riehl

PhD Candidate

Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
"My experiences with lab management, teaching and mentoring students have made me realize that I enjoy working with students in a lab and classroom setting."
Photograph of Ruiqiang Song, PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering

Ruiqiang Song

PhD Candidate

Civil Engineering

"I look forward to developing funded research projects that involve interdisciplinary skills building from the research experience I have obtained through my graduate work."

Photograph of Ehsan Taheri, PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Ehsan Taheri

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

"My research goals are to advance knowledge by developing innovative solution techniques for the existing challenging technological problems."

Photograph of Khatereh Vaghefi, PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering

Khatereh Vaghefi

PhD Candidate

Civil Engineering

 

"In the long-term my goal is to establish a research program focusing on enhancing repair, rehabilitation and maintenance decisions, which will ensure the durability and safety of our nation's infrastructure."

Khrupa Vijayaragavan

PhD Candidate

Chemical Engineering

"I am eager to work towards the creation of a prosperous and sustainable world by improving technology and bringing innovation as a scientific researcher."

Photograph of Hui Wang, PhD Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering

Hui Wang

PhD Candidate

Materials Science and Engineering

 

"This fellowship will help me to fulfill my career plan to be a great senior scientist or a respected faculty member in a solar energy research area."

Xiaohui Wang

PhD Candidate

Electrical Engineering
"My career goal is to do full-time research in the field of metamaterials and electromagnetics in industry or research institutions as an engineer/postdoctoral scholar/researcher."
Photograph of Andrew Willemsen, PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Andrew Willemsen

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

 

"My research focuses on developing more weight-efficient, acoustically-absorptive materials for use in aircraft and other weight-sensitive applications."

Photograph of Huan Yang, PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences

Huan Yang

PhD Candidate

Biological Sciences

 

"My overall career goal is to develop effective strategies of prevention and therapy on Cardiovascular disease (CVD) by managing sleep restriction and chronic stress."

Photograph of Nazmiye Yapici, PhD Candidate in Chemistry

Nazmiye Yapici

PhD Candidate

Chemistry

 

"The use of our probes for noninvasive labeling of lysosomes in cancer cells, and potentially in solid tumor tissues, will provide new avenues for characterization and investigation of lysosomal trafficking and its role in cancerous tissues."

Photograph of Anqi Zhang, PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Anqi Zhang

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

"With the help of the state-of-art constant-volume combustion vessel facility at Michigan Tech, I was able to apply my knowledge thermal fluid science and optics to achieve meaningful analysis."

Yunzhu Zhao

PhD Candidate

Environmental Engineering

"I plan to continue unraveling the complex mixtures of organic compounds to solve the mystery of atmospheric processing of organic matter and try to improve the air quality in the future."

 

King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship

Photograph of Zoe Miller, PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering

Zoe Miller

MS Candidate

Environmental Engineering
Photograph of Darnishia Slade, PhD Candidate in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Darnishia Slade

PhD Candidate

Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors
Photograph of Ronesha Strozier, PhD Candidate in Environmental Policy

Ronesha Strozier

MS Candidate

Environmental Policy