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Dowd-ICES Fellows Announced for 2012-13

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Article Posted On 9/27/2012

ICES is pleased to announce the 2012-13 Dowd-ICES Fellowship recipients: Amin Aghaei, Jennifer Hayden, Gagan Srivastava, and Dinghuan Zhu. This year's and last year's fellows will present their research at the Dowd-ICES Seminar on November 19, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., in the Singleton Room, Roberts Hall.

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:

  • Amin Aghaei (Civil and Environmental Engineering: CEE) - "Multiscale Molecular Simulations in Biological and Bio-Mimetic Membranes for Engineered Drug-Delivery," advisor: Kaushik Dayal (CEE)
  • Jennifer Hayden (Biomedical Engineering: BME) - "Use of Hydrostatic Pressure to Achieve Hemostasis in Surgery," advisor: James Antaki (BME) and James Burgess (BME, Robotics)
  • Gagan Srivastava (Mechanical Engineering: ME) - "Smart Artificial Hip Surfaces that are Robust against Debris Contamination," advisor: Fred Higgs (ME)
  • Dinghuan Zhu (Electrical and Computer Engineering: ECE) - "Multi-timescale Control of Energy Storage Enabling the Integration of Renewable Generation," advisor: Gabriela Hug (ECE)