SoE Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Jamie Wooding (left) and Jacob Kupferburg (right) are among four School of Engineering students to win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.

Four School of Engineering students have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. This competitive program recognizes approximately 2,000 students annually based on their demonstrated potential to contribute to STEM related research in the U.S. Fellowships provide a tuition allowance and a $34,000 stipend over three years.

School of Engineering awardees include:

Yoliem Miranda Alarcon (doctoral student, Biomedical Engineering) is developing new bioactive, collagen-based scaffolds with BME professor David Shreiber.

Clara Hartmanshenn (doctoral student, Chemical Engineering) is building an in silico framework using PBPK (physiologically based pharmacokinetic) modeling to simulate the effects of drug manufacturing and formulation on bioavailability alongside CBE professor Yannis Androulakis.

Jacob Kupferberg (BS 2017, Materials Science and Engineering) will begin graduate studies in materials science at Northwestern University.  He is interested in 2D materials, energy research, and biomimetics.

Jamie Wooding (BS 2017, Materials Science and Engineering) will attend Georgia Institute of Technology to study surface functionalization and polymer composites.