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Mostafa Bedewy Recognized for Academic Achievement in PhD Program



ME alumnus Dr. Mostafa Bedewy has recently been recognized by the College of Engineering for his academic excellence, constituted by a precise 4.0 GPA. 

Bedewy earned his PhD from the University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2013 and was awarded the “Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement” this past March 2014.

The Towner Prize is granted to graduate students, including those who are pursuing master’s degrees or PhD degrees, from each program within the College of Engineering. Students honored with the award have met and exceeded a certain set of criteria involving active participation in research, leadership and academic performance displayed by GPA. Additionally, winners receive a $1,000 stipend. Recipients were recognized at the annual Student Leaders and Honors Brunch held on March 16th, 2014.

Currently, Bedewy works as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory of Manufacturing and Productivity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he is in the process of completing his postdoctoral studies.

His research centers on developing enabling manufacturing and metrological technologies that are capable of transforming emerging nanoscale applications. In his personal webpage, Bedewy explains the mindset he maintains while working in the laboratory.

“I personally believe that research in academia should not only focus on pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery, but should also strive to maximize the societal impact of academic research efforts,” he wrote.