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2019 Student Achievement Day

The University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials Annual Student Achievement Day Awards were be presented
on May 3, 2019 at 11:00 am in conference room 106.

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

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: Tousif Ahmed, Ph.D.M.E.
Advisor: Professor Zubaer Hossain

Recipient: Zachary J. Larimore, Ph.D.E.C.E
Advisor: Professor Mark S. Mirotznik

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: Paul E. Parsons II, Ph.D.M.S.E.
Advisor: Professor Mark S. Mirotznik

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: Michael J. Malloy, B.C.H.E
Advisor: Dr. Joseph M. Deitzel

Recipient: Colleen M. Murray, B.M.E.
Advisor: Professor Erik T. Thostenson

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: Chaitanya M. Daksha, B.C.H.E.
Advisors: Professor John W. Gillespie, Jr. and Dr. Sanjib Chowdhury

Visiting Researcher Award

The Visiting Researcher Award recognizes research contributions of Visiting Scholars or Researchers who have conducted research at the Center for at least six months. The tribute, consisting of a monetary award, is bestowed on a Visiting Scholar or Researcher who has made significant contributions to research goals of the Center. Selection of the recipient for this award is based on nomination highlighting significant contributions and impact to the research projects supported.

Recipient: Lukas Fuessel
Advisor: Dr. Shridhar Yarlagadda

Recipient: Verena Gargitter
Advisor: Dr. Dirk Heider

Recipient: Mert Hancioglu
Advisor: Professor Suresh G. Advani

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: Pavel Simacek
Advisor: Professor Suresh G. Advani

Directors’ Award

The Directors’ Award recognizes outstanding contributions of individuals who have contributed significantly to the Center’s research and educational mission. The tribute, which consists of a monetary award, is bestowed on an employee or student who has demonstrated superior progress.

Recipient: Winona “Rennie” I. Burris
Recipient: Larry “LJ” Holmes
Recipient: Jason Etherington
Recipient: Clarissa M. Roth

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