University of Michigan (U-M) Mechanical Engineering (ME) graduate student Eishaan Gakhar has been leading the U-M Multidisciplinary Design Project (MDP) team in the development of CubeSat, a space ti
Five ME graduate students received NSF GRFP (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program) awards this year. The NSF GRFP's goal is to increase the nation's human capacity in science and engineering by providing fellowships to early-career graduate students to support the development of a diverse and globally engaged U.S. science and engineering workforce. The recipients are:
PhD student Michael Wadas is the recipient of a Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) award.
Hossein Rokni, a PhD student in Professor Wei Lu's group, has been selected to receive the 2018 Park AFM Scholarship Award. This award is presented to a PhD student or postdoctoral scholar for performing exceptional nanocharacterization research with the quality and impact of an exemplary nanoscience scholar.
The ME Department would like to recognize the following students who have received honors and awards for their accomplishments.
Alexander Azarkhin Fellowship
This scholarship is presented to a U-M ME Ph.D. student who has an interest in Applied Mechanics. Alexander Azarkhin, who came to the U.S. from Russia to earn a second Ph.D, gifted it. After the U-M ME Department provided him with some much-needed assistance by helping to fund his studies, Azarkhin later decided to pay-it-forward by establishing this award for graduate students in ME.
PhD student Bin Wu is a recipient of the 2017 Ivor K. McIvor Award from the College of Engineering.
This award, established to honor the memory of I.K. McIvor, the late and last Chairperson of the Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, is presented annually to senior graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship in applied mechanics.
PhD students Amin Ghadami and Longji Cui are both recipients of a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. It seeks to support students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and impactful.
Amin Ghadami's abstract reads as follows:
Anticipating Bifurcations for Identifying Dynamic Characteristics of Complex Systems
The following ME students are to receive Engineering Leaders and Honors awards from the College of Engineering. They will be recognized and celebrated at the annual Leaders & Honors Awards Brunch in March. The College of Engineering is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of students who have demonstrated excellence in their academic work, leadership experiences and in service to others.
ME alumnus Yue Shao is the recipient of the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. This award recognizes highly accomplished graduate students who have produced exceptional dissertations of outstanding scholarly quality in any field of study.