Graduate Student Achievements

The College of Engineering is proud of its students who show they are the “Leaders and Best!” This page is dedicated to those graduate students who have been recognized for their achievements. We would like to showcase the achievements of all students who have received recognition for their work, so if you have been recognized (and are not already listed below), please let us know by sending email to ajrose@umich.edu.

2019-20

Engineering Research Symposium 

  • Aerospace Engineering
    • Anil Yildirim won the 2nd Place of the Scientific Visualization Award
  • Biomedical Engineering
    • Elissa Welle won the Advanced Research Communication Award
  • Chemical Engineering
    • Nahal Habibi received the Runner-up Award of the Advanced Research Engineering Innovation 
    • Zixuan Wang won the Advanced Research Basic Science Award
    • Mario Gutierrez received Honorable Mention in the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research Competition
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Amirmahdi Tafreshian won the Advanced Research Social Impact Award
    • Katherine Flanigan received Honorable Mention in the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research Competition 
  • Climate and Space Science and Engineering
    • Shannon Hill won the Emerging Research Communication Award
  • Computer Science and Engineering 
    • Lauren Biernacki won the 3rd Place of the Scientific Visualization Award
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Dhruv Paranjpye won the Emerging Research Basic Science Award
    • Trevor Odelberg won the Emerging Research Social Impact Award
    • Tianlin Wang received Honorable Mention in the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research Competition 
  • Industrial and Operations Engineering
    • Yadrianna Acosta-Sojo received the Runner-up Award of the Advanced Research Social Impact 
    • Emily Tucker won the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research
    • Geunyeong Byeon received Honorable Mention in the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research Competition
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering
    • Yingying Zeng received the Runner-up Award of the Advanced Research Basic Science
  • Material Science and Engineering
    • Kelsey Mengle won the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Connie Lee won the Advanced Research Engineering Innovation Award
    • Michael Wadas received the Runner-up Award of the Advanced Research Communication
    • Daniel Bruder won the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research
    • Patrick Holmes won the People’s Choice Award of the Scientific Visualization
    • Sarah Beetham won the 4th Place of the Scientific Visualization Award
  • Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
    • Noah Kleedtke won the Emerging Research Engineering Innovation Award
  • Robotics
    • Matthew Romano won the 1st Place of the Scientific Visualization Award

AIAA Best Student Paper Award

Prashin Sharma, Aero

Professor Pierre T. Kabama Award for excellence in control systems

Dominic Liao-McPherson, Aero

SPIE 2019 Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication Best Student Paper Award

Mohammad Kazemi, Aero

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aviation’s MDO Student Paper Competition

1st place: Anil , Aero  

2nd place: Sicheng He, Aero

Beyster Fellowship Recipients

Vyas Ramasubramani, ChE

James Dallas, ME

Shreyas Kousik, ME

U.S. DOT and NOCoE Transportation Technology Tournament Winners

Xiatong Sun, CEE

Yan Zhao, ME

Alex Sundt, CEE 

American Associate of Geographers (AAG) J. X. Kasperson Student Paper Award

Tom Logan, IOE

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

David Chen, EE

Best Poster award from the Society for Risk Analysis

Elnaz Kabir, IOE

Past Student Achievements