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             
Preethi Ravula

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        
James Tancabel 

Best Student Presentation Award           
Ellery Klein

Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship             
Han Zhou

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          
Guarav Kumar

Summer Research Fellowship    
David Catalini

First Prize for Artistic Merit – 2019 Combustion Art Competition
Sriram Bharath Hariharan

Authored Papers
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
Austin Lewis

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 
Fabio Battaglia

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.”