Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

Student Achievements

Education is our most important product. UD-CCM considers it important to recognize the success of its students because the knowledge gained at UD-CCM furthers the scientific inquiry and technological advances in composites all over the world. Below is a list of the past 5 years of UD-CCM Achievement Award Winners.

Education is our most important product. UD-CCM considers it important to recognize the success of its students because the knowledge gained at UD-CCM furthers the scientific inquiry and technological advances in composites all over the world. Below is a list of the past 5 years of UD-CCM Achievement Award Winners.

ROY L. MCCULLOUGH SCHOLARS AWARD

The Scholars Award, renamed the Roy L. McCullough Scholars Award in 2002 in honor of the late Professor Roy McCullough, recognizes original contributions to the literature on composite materials. The tribute, consisting of a monetary award and a distinctive engraved plaque, is bestowed on the student author of a paper accepted for publication in a refereed journal. Selection of the recipient is determined by the quality of the manuscript submitted.

2016 Hongbo Dai, Ph.D.C.E.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson &
Thomas Schumacher
Michael Yeager, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
2015 Subramani Sockalingam, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2014 John J. Gangloff, Jr., Ph.D.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
2013 Gaurav Pandey, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson
& Professor Dirk Heider
2012 Quinn McAllister, Ph.D.M.S.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

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2011 Gaurav Nilakantan, Ph.D.M.S.E.

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2010 Amanda Lim, Ph.D.M.S.E

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2009 Andres Leal, Ph.D.M.S.E.

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
Matthew Helgeson, Ph.D.C.H.E.
Professor Norman Wagner
2008 Justin Alms, Ph.D.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani &

Professor James Glancey

2007 Dan Su, Ph.D.M.E.

Professor Michael Santare
2006 Bo Hu, Ph.D.M.E.

Professor Harry Shenton
Solange Amouroux, Ph.D.M.S.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2005 Ronald Egres, Jr., Ph.D.Ch.E.
Professor Norman Wagner


Jeffrey Lawrence, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
2004 Erik T. Thostenson, Ph.D.M.E.

Professor Tsu-Wei Chou
2003 Bazle Z Haque, Ph.D.M.S.E.

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2002 John LaScala, Ph.D.Ch.E.

Professor Richard Wool
2001 Roopesh Mathur, Ph.D.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani
2000 Gopalakrishnan Rajagopalan, Ph.D.M.S.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

PROGRESS AWARD

The Progress Award recognizes research contributions of students to the research goals of the Composites Center.  The tribute, consisting of a monetary award, is bestowed on a graduate student who has shown remarkable progress in their research.  Selection of the recipient of this award is based on the quality of presentations and publications.

2016 Jiayin Wang, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
2015 Danning Zhang, Ph.D.M.S.E.

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2014 Hang Yu, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
2013 Thomas Cender, Ph.D.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani
2012 Qi An, Ph.D.M.S.E.

Professor Erik T. Thostenson


John Gangloff, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani

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2011 Quinn P. McAllister, Ph.D.M.S.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

M. VanLandingham
Mingjiang Zhan, P.h.D.C.H.E
Professor Richard P. Wool
2010   Vasan C. S. Chandrasekaran, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor Richard P. Wool
2009 Steggall, Claire Ph.D.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani & 
Professor Shridhar Yarlagadda
2008 Matthew Helgeson, Ph.D.C.H.E.

Professor Norman Wagner

Gaurav Nilakantan, Ph.D.M.S.C.

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2007 Justin Federici, Ph.D.C.H.E.

Professor Dionisios Vlachos


Amanda Lim, Ph.D.M.S.E
Professor John W.  Gillespie, Jr.
2006 Valentin Neascsu, Ph.D.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani
2005 Peng Yao , Ph.D.E.C.E.

Professor Dennis Prather
2004 Fuping Zhou, Ph.D.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani


Erde Can, Ph.D.C.H.E.

Professor Richard P. Wool
2003 Ann-marie O’Donnell, M.S.C.H.E.
Professor Richard P. Wool
2002 Yan Xu, Ph.D.E.C.E

Professor Dennis Prather
2001 Rajeev Gorowara, Ph.D.C.H.E.

Professor Roy L. McCullough
2000 Metin Tanoglu, Ph.D.M.S.E

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Achievement Award recognizes outstanding personal growth demonstrated by a Center-affiliated graduate student.  The tribute, which consists of a monetary award, is bestowed on a graduate student who has demonstrated superior achievement in their research.

2016 Hong Yu, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani &
Dr. Dirk Heider
2015 Hatice S. Sas, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
2014 Subramani Sockalingam, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2013 Qi An, Ph.D.M.S.E.

Professor Erik T. Thostenson


Joseph F. Stanzione III, Ph.D.C.H.E.
Professor Richard P. Wool
2012  James Sargianis, M.M.E.

Professor Jonghwan Suhr

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2011  Joseph R. Walther, M.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani

Garrett M. Peters, M.C.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2010  Joseph R. Walther, M.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani


Garrett M. Peters, M.C.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2009 Michael Golt, M.M.S.E.G.

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.


Justin Merotte, M.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
2008  Justin Federici, Ph.D.C.H.E.

Professor Dionisios Vlachos


Michael Teitelbaum, Ph.D.E.G.
Professor Keith Goossen
2007 Justin Alms, Ph.D.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani
2006 Justin Clews, Ph.D.M.S.E.

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2005 Xiao Gao, Ph.D.M.S.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.


Solange Amouroux, Ph.D.M.S.E.

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2004 Wim Thielemans, Ph.D.C.H.E.
Professor Richard P. Wool


Angel Andres Leal Ayala, Ph.D.M.S.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2003 Mathieu Devillard, M.S.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani
2002

Gonzalo Estrada, M.S.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani

Steven Wright, B.S.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani

John Yakubic, B.S.Ch.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani

2001 Jeff Lawrence, M.S.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani
2000 Florella Flores, M.S.M.S.E.

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

DIRECTORS AWARD

The Directors’ Award recognizes outstanding personal growth demonstrated by a Center-affiliated employee or student.  The tribute, which consists of a monetary award, is bestowed on an employee or student who has demonstrated superior progress.

2016

William R. Adkinson, Ph.D.
Sagar M. Doshi, Ph.D.M.E.
Preston B. McDaniel, Ph.D.M.S.E.G.
Robin M. Mack

2015 Winona I. Burris

Corinne L. Hamed

Megan E. Meldrum

William G. Patterson, Ph.D.

Steve R. Sauerbrunn, Ph.D.

Shashank Sharma

Jessica C. Sun
2014 Andrew T. Caulfield, B.M.E.
Professor Bazle Z. Haque


Kenneth J. Manley, B.M.E.
Professor Bazle Z. Haque
2013 Bazle Z. Haque, Ph.D.

Nicholas Shevchenko, Ph.D.

Subramani Sockalingam, Ph.D.

Shridhar Yarlagadda, Ph.D.
2012 Joseph M. Deitzel, Ph.D.

Gaurav Nilakantan

Nicholas Shevchenko, Ph.D.

Shashank, Sharma, B.M.E.

Shridhar Yarlagadda, Ph.D.
John Tierney, Ph.D.

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2011 Joseph M. Deitzel, Ph.D.

Dirk Heider, Ph.D.

Dan Molligan

Shridhar Yarlagadda, Ph.D.
2010  Cedric Jacob, Ph.D.M.E.

John Gangloff, Ph.D.M.E.

Conor Keenan, Ph.D.M.S.E.G.
Maxime Dempah, B.M.E.
2009  Limin Gao Ph.D.
G.
Nilakantan, Ph.D.M.S.E.G.
2008 Stephen Andersen

Anis Gawandi

Amanda Lim
2007 Ahmad Abu-Obaid

Joseph M. Deitzel, Ph.D.

John Tierney, Ph.D.

Nicholas Shevchenko, Ph.D.
2006 Hope Deffor
2005 Stephen Anderson
2004 Joseph M. Deitzel, Ph.D.
2003 Amit Chatterjee, Ph.D.
2002 Witchuda Suwanwatana, Ph.D.M.S.E.
2001 Maureen E. Foley, Ph.D.M.S.E.
2000 Alexis N. Cox, B.S.M.E.

OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD

The Outstanding Senior Award recognizes the contributions of students participating in the Undergraduate Research Program of the Composites Center.  The tribute, consisting of a monetary award, is bestowed on an outstanding senior for cumulative contributions (service as well as research) to Center activities.

2016

Michael B. Carroll, Jr., B.M.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
Matthew J. Stevens, B.M.E.
Advisor: Dr. Bazle Z. Haque

2015 Taylor M. Boyle, B.M.E.

Professor Erik T. Thostenson


Reid B. Bremble, B.M.E.

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2014 Garrett R. Swenson, B.M.E.

Professor Bazle Z. Haque
2013 Christine Gregg, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson

Matthew Sinnott, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson
2012 Devin Prate, B.M.E.
Professor Jonghwan Suhr
Eric Wurtzel, B.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani

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2011 Anthony M. Coppola, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson
Kevin M. Ayotte, B.M.E.
Professor Bazle Z. Haque
2010 Erin Phillips, B.M.E.

Professor Joseph M. Deitzel
Nicholas Morrisey, B.M.E.

Professor Andersen
2009 John Gangloff, B.M.E.

Professor Tsu-Wei Chou &
Professor Erik T. Thostenson

Cedric Jacob, B.M.E.

Professor Erik T. Thostenson

Joseph Walther, B.M.E.
Professor Andersen
2008 Laura Elliott, B.M.E.

Professor Michael Santare

Jeffrey Knopf, B.C.H.E.

Professor Joseph M. Deitzel

Douglas Charles, B.C.E.

Professor Jennifer McConnell-Righman

Jeffrey Spak, B.E.E.

Professor Daniel Weile
Kyle Lefler, B.E.E.

Professor Daniel Weile

2007 Daniel Brisach, B.M.E.

Professor James Glancey
Anthony Hendrickson, B.C.E.
Professor Shridhar Yarlagadda
Colin O’Neill, B.M.E.
Professor S. Andersen
Jeffrey Staniszewski, B.M.E.
Professor J. Xiao
2006 Adam Binkley, B.M.E.
Professor Bazle Z. Haque
Barry Pollock, B.M.E.
Professor Dirk Heider

Christopher Thompson, B.E.E.
Professor Daniel Weile &

Professor Shridhar Yarlagadda

Jamie, Nguyen, B.E.E.

Professor Daniel Weile &

Professor Shridhar Yarlagadda

Karen Mazzola, B.C.E.

Professor  Michael Chajes

Mikki Frangakis, B.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani

2005 John Hrycushko, B.C.H.E.

Professor Joseph M. Deitzel


Michael Golt B.E.C.E.

Professor Shridhar Yarlagadda


Matthew Smith, B.M.E.

Professor Shridhar Yarlagadda
Andrew Conklin, B.C.E.

Professor Harry Shenton

Scott Kasprzak, B.M.E.
Professor James Glancey

2004 Andrew Lipiecki, B.S.E.C.E.

Professor Dennis Prather &

Professor Shridhar Yarlagadda


James Moore, B.S.M.E.
Professor Michael Keefe


Phuong-Anh Nguyen, B.S.Ch.E.

Professor Eric Furst
2003 Chris W. McChalicher, B.S.C.H.E.

Professor Richard P. Wool


Stephanie Frangakis, B.S.M.E.

Professor Suresh G. Advani


Janene M. Fonda, B.S.C.E.E.

Professor Bazle Z. Haque &

Professor
John W. Gillespie, Jr.
Sean F. Devlin, B.S.E.C.E.

Professor Nick Shevchenko &

Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD

The Undergraduate Research Award is bestowed on a student in their junior year whose proposal to perform research on composite materials under the guidance of a UD-CCM affiliated faculty member is selected. The student is required to enroll in UNIV401 and UNIV402 and write a senior thesis. Selection of the recipient for this award is based on the research objective and plan submitted by the student in a one-page abstract.

2016

Anthony J. Campanella, B.Ch.E.
Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel
Byron B. Fan, B.Ch.E.
Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel
Erin N. Hitchner, B.Ch.E.
Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel
Francis G. Klincewicz, B.M.E.
Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel
Evan M. Martz, B.Ch.E.
Dr. Sanjib C. Chowdhury
William J. Rocker, B.E.E.
Dr. Dirk Heider

2015 Gao X. Chen, B.M.E.

Professor Erik T. Thostenson


Francis J. Fish, B.M.E.
Professor John J. Tierney
Matthew J. Stevens, B.M.E.
Professor Bazle Z. Haque
2014 Ziyu Wang, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson
2013 Chris Hewitt, B.M.E.
Professor Shridhar Yarlagadda
Sarah Masters, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson
2012 Christine Gregg, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson
Jessica Harrington, B.M.E.
Professor Bazle Z. Haque
Peter Lessik, B.M.E.
Professor Shridhar Yarlagadda
Matthew Sinnott, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson

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2011 Andrew C. Abbott, B.C.H.E.
Professor Ahmad Abu-Obaid
William J. Henry, B.M.E.
Professor Dan Molligan
Joseph L. Walsh, B.M.E.
Professor Joseph M. Deitzel
Eric B. Wurtzel, B.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
2010 Sarah Friedrich, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson
Zachary Melrose, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson
Cara Watson, B.Ch.E.
Professor Richard P. Wool
2009 Katherine Danner, B.Ch.E.
Professor Richard P. Wool
James McGovern, B.C.H.E.
Professor Norman Wagner
Nathan Mayercsik, B.C.E.
Professor Jennifer Righman-McConnell
James Sargianis, B.M.E.
Professor A. Karlsson
2008 John Gangloff, B.M.E.
Professor Tsu-Wei Chou &

Professor Erik Thostenson
Thomas Mintel, B.M.E.
Professor Tsu-Wei Chou &

Professor Erik Thostenson

Jeffrey Rockwell, B.C.E.
Professor Jennifer McConnell-Righman
Scott Zero, B.C.H.E.
Professor Richard Wool

2007 Stephen Petfield, B.M.E.

Professor James Glancey

Brian Rosen, B.C.H.E.
Professor Norman Wagner
2006 Matthew Griffith, B.M.E.
Professor James Glancey
Joseph Houghton, B.C.H.E.
Professor Norman Wagner
Timothy Strickland, B.C.E.
Professor Michael Chajes
Laura Elliott, B.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
2005  Stephen Koellhoffer, B.M.E.
Professor Tsu-Wei Chou
Courtney Herbein, B.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
Matthew Decker, B.C.H.E.
Professor Norman Wagner
2004 Andrew Conklin, B.S.C.E.E.
Professor Harry Shenton, II
Michael Fuqua, B.S.M.E.
Professor James Glancey
Michael Golt, B.S.E.C.E.
Professor Dennis Prather &
Professor Shridhar Yarlagadda

Philip Matthews,  B.S.C.H.E.
Professor Norman Wagner &
Professor Eric Wetzel
2003

Justin B. Alms, B.S.M.E.’04

Professor Suresh G. Advani


John E. Kirkwood, B.S.C.H.E.

Professor Norman Wagner &

Professor Eric Wetzel

CCM SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The CCM Scholarship Award recognizes research contributions of Postdoctoral Researchers or Research Professionals affiliated with CCM. Selection of the recipient for this award is based on publication of papers in high quality refereed journals and their impact on the research community of composite materials.

2016

Sanjib C. Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

2015 Pavel Simacek, Ph.D.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
2014 Gregory S. Kelly
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr. &
Professor Suresh G. Advani
2013 Weibang Lu
Professor Tsu-Wei Chou
Sanjib Chowdhury
Professor Bazle Z. Haque
2012 Bazle Z. Haque
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
2011 Bazle Z. Haque
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

 

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