Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

2017 Student Achievement Day

Please join us at the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials for our annual Student Achievement Day
on May 5, 2017 at 11am in CCM 106.

CCM is honored to have the son of the late Professor R. L. McCullough, one of CCM’s founding fathers, present this year’s
R. L. McCullough Scholars Award. Dr. McCullough will present his father’s eponymous award, which recognizes original contributions
to the literature on composite materials to Thomas A. Cender, Ph.D. M.E.

Come celebrate the academic successes of our highest achieving students and take a tour of our lab to learn about
our recent composite research activities.

Please RSVP to hamed@udel.edu by May 1, 2017

R. L. McCullough Scholars Award

The R.L. McCullough Scholars Award recognizes original contributions to the literature on composite materials. The tribute, consisting of a monetary award, is bestowed on a graduate student author of a paper accepted for publication in a refereed journal. Selection of the recipient for this award is based on the impact of the paper.

Thomas A. Cender, Ph.D.M.E.
Advisor: Professor Suresh G. Advani

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.

Raja H. Ganesh, Ph.D.M.E.
Advisor: Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

Sandeep Tamrakar, Ph.D.C.E.
Advisor: 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.

Preston B. McDaniel, Ph.D.M.S.E.G.
Advisors: Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr. and Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel

Danning Zhang, Ph.D.M.S.E.G.
Advisors: Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr. and Dr. Dirk Heider

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.

Tess Carella, B.M.E.
Advisor: Prof. Suresh G. Advani

Michael A. Czerwinski, B.M.E.
Advisors: Mr. Shashank Sharma and Dr. Shridhar Yarlagadda

Andrew D. Koster, B.M.E.
Advisor: Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel

Undergraduate Research Award

The Undergraduate Research Award is bestowed on students who have demonstrated initiative, motivation and research aptitude while conducting independent research as recommended by their research advisor.  Students are expected to enroll in UNIV401 and UNIV402 and write a senior thesis or conduct one semester of research and write a report.

Thomas F. Comiskey, B.C.H.E
Advisor: Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel

Aris D. Mardirossian, B.M.E.
Advisor: Professor Erik T. Thostenson

CCM Scholarship Award

The CCM Scholarship Award recognizes research contributions of Postdoctoral Researchers or Research Professionals affiliated with CCM. The tribute, consisting of a monetary award, is bestowed on a researcher who has had an impact on the research community of composite materials. Selection of the recipient for this award is based on the publication of papers in high quality refereed journals.

Joseph M. Deitzel, Ph.D.
Advisor: 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.

Mr. Alex M. Vanarelli, M.M.E.

Shridhar Yarlagadda, Ph.D.

 

To view past Student Day Achievement Day Winners

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