MEGRAD Virtual Graduate Award Ceremony – Spring 2020
On Friday, May 8th, meGRAD hosted a virtual award ceremony honoring the achievements and sucessus of our amazing students. We’re extremely proud of your awards and accomplishments. We wish you the very best moving forward in your degrees and careers!
This Year’s Award Recepients
Best Paper Awards
Sara Lyons and Paul Nation
$500 Scholarship Award
Irwin Centennial Research Committee Travel Awards
Jonathan Kordell, Jack (Yu-Hsiang) Yang, and Artur Roman.
American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) $20,000 Graduate Fellowship
Seyed Fouad Karimian
HULKA Energy Research Fellowship for 2019-20
Kiran Raj Goud Burra
Ann Wylie Fellowship (2020)
Kiran Raj Goud Burra
Best Poster Award in Component-Level Thermal Management Track
Sevket Umut Yuruker
Best Student Presenter Awards
Gargi Kailkhura and Sai Vathsavai
Engie Chuck Edwards Memorial Fellowship
Best Student Presentation Award
Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) 2019 Best Community Service
Devashis Shrestha (President of Student Chapter)
University of Maryland Three-Minute Thesis Competition Award
Star (Byeol) Kim
Outstanding Research Assistance Award/Clark School Future Faculty Fellow
Harnoor Singh Sachar
Clark School Future Faculty Fellow/GSG Outstanding Representative Award/Kulkarni Fellowship/Goldhar Travel Award
Summer Research Fellowship
First Prize for Artistic Merit – 2019 Combustion Art Competition
Sriram Bharath Hariharan
Turash Haque Pial
T. H. Pial, Y. Wang, and S. Das, “Non-Monotonic Dependence of Fluid Dissipation on Fluid Density in Fluid-Coupled Nanoresonators.” Applied Physics Letters, 115, 251601 (2019).
H. S. Sachar, T. H. Pial, P. R. Desai, S. A. Etha, Y. Wang, P. W. Chung, and S. Das, “Densely Grafted Polyelectrolyte Brushes Trigger “Water-in-Salt” like Scenarios and Ultraconfinement Effect.” Matter, 2020.
University of Maryland Three-Minute Thesis Competition Finalist
Lewis, Austin & Groth, Katrina. (2020). A Dynamic Bayesian Network Structure for Joint Diagnostics and Prognostics of Complex Engineering Systems Algorithms. 13. 64. 10.3390/a13030064.
CEEE Best Student Consortium Presentation Award
Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship Award Graduate School’s Outstanding Research Assistant Award Azin Mousavi
Congratulations to all of this year’s graduates!
“We know students who are graduating this semester are facing special challenges, but you are not alone, it’s a worldwide problem and we are all here to help work through this together with you,” said Professor Abhijit Dasgupta, director of graduate studies. “We are all in this together for the long haul. Which means a lot of sustained hard work, teamwork, dedication, collaboration. All of us together.”