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Dowd-ICES Fellowship

Pictured above: Jeanne Vanbriesen, Hang-Ah Park, Dinghuan Zhu, Amin Aghaei, Gagan Srivistava, Marsha Dowd, Philip Dowd, Jennifer Hayden, Amy Dale, Pengfei Li, Tong Lu

The Philip and Marsha Dowd Engineering Seed Fund was established in 2001 through a generous gift to the College of Engineering (CIT) from Philip (B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, 1963) and Marsha Dowd. This fellowship grant program, administered through ICES, provides support for graduate students working on cutting edge research projects which do not have other sources of funding.

ICES is pleased to announce the 2013-14 Dowd-ICES Fellowship recipients: Amy Dale, Pengfei Li, Tong Lu, and Hang-Ah Park. This year's and last year's fellows will present their research at the Dowd-ICES Seminar in the fall semester. Details will be announced shortly.

Established in 2001 through a generous grant from Philip (B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, 1963) and Marsha Dowd, the Philip and Marsha Dowd Engineering Seed Fund provides support for graduate students working on cutting edge research projects that do not have other sources of funding.

This year's research projects include:

  • Amy Dale (Engineering and Public Policy: EPP) - "Integrated Nanomaterial Risk Modeling," advisors: Elizabeth Casman (EPP) and Greg Lowry (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Pengfei Li (Mechanical Engineering: ME) - "Thermophotovoltaic Solar Cells: Towards Fundamental Improvements of Solar-to-Electrical Conversion Efficiency," advisor: Sheng Shen (ME)
  • Tong Lu (ME) - "A Tissue-Engineered Actuator Integrated with Conductive PDMS Electrodes," advisors: Carmel Majidi (ME) and Adam Feinberg (Biomedical Engineering and ME)
  • Hang-Ah Park (Materials Science and Engineering: MSE) - "Novel Nano-Photochemical Cell with Spatially Separated Oxidation and Reduction Channels for Hydrogen Generation from Water under Visible Light," advisors: Greg Rohrer (MSE) and Mohammad Islam (MSE)