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 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
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

 

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 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 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 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."
 

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 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."

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 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."

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."

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."

 

King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship