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2018 Student Achievement Day

The UD-CCM Annual Student Achievement Day Awards will be presented on May 4, 2018,
at the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials.

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.

Recipient: Shafique Ahmed, Ph.D.C.E.
Advisors: Professor Thomas Schumacher and Professor Erik T. Thostenson

Recipient: Raja H. Ganesh, Ph.D.M.E.
Advisor: 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.

Recipient: Min-young Yun, Ph.D.M.E.
Advisor: Professor Suresh G. Advani

Recipient: Christopher S. Meyer, Ph.D.M.E.
Advisors: Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr. and Professor Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque

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.

Recipient: Albraa A. Jaber. Ph.D.M.E.
Advisor: Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr.

Recipient: Sagar M. Doshi, Ph.D.M.E.
Advisor: Professor Erik T. Thostenson

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.

Recipient: Daniel R. Harry, B.C.H.E.
Advisor: Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel

Recipient: Francis G. Klincewicz, 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.

Recipient: William J. Manning, B.C.H.E.
Advisor: Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel

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.

Recipient: Dr. Dirk Heider

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.

Recipient: Mr. Munetaka Kubota

Recipient: Dr. John Tierney

Recipient: Mr. Johnny Thiravong

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