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.

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.

2017 Thomas A. Cender, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani
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 &
Dr. Dirk Heider

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2012 Quinn McAllister, Ph.D.M.S.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
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.

2017 Raja H. Ganesh, Ph.D.M.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

Sandeep Tamrakar, Ph.D.C.E.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

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

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2012 Qi An, Ph.D.M.S.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson

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

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 &
Dr. 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.

2017 Preston B. McDaniel, Ph.D.M.S.E.G.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr. &
Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel

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

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

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2012 James Sargianis, M.M.E.
Professor Jonghwan Suhr
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.

2017 Mr. Alex M. Vanarelli, M.M.E.

Shridhar Yarlagadda, Ph.D.

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.

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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.

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.

2017 Tess Carella, B.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani

Michael A. Czerwinski, B.M.E.
Mr. Shashank Sharma &
Dr. Shridhar Yarlagadda

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

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

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2012 Devin Prate, B.M.E.
Professor Jonghwan Suhr

Eric Wurtzel, B.M.E.
Professor Suresh G. Advani

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.
Dr. 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 &
Dr. Shridhar Yarlagadda

Jamie Nguyen, B.E.E.
Professor Daniel Weile &
Dr. 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.
Joseph M. Deitzel

Michael Golt B.E.C.E.
Shridhar Yarlagadda

Matthew Smith, B.M.E.
Dr. 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 &
Dr. 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.
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.

2017 Thomas F. Comiskey, B.C.H.E
Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel

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

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.
Dr. 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.
Dr. Shridhar Yarlagadda

Sarah Masters, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson

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2012 Christine Gregg, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson

Jessica Harrington, B.M.E.
Professor Bazle Z. Haque

Peter Lessik, B.M.E.
Dr. Shridhar Yarlagadda

Matthew Sinnott, B.M.E.
Professor Erik T. Thostenson

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 &
Dr. Shridhar Yarlagadda

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

2003 Justin B. Alms, B.S.M.E.
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.

2017 Joseph M. Deitzel, Ph.D.
Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.
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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