• Materials Science and Engineering 2021 Student Award Winners

Materials Science and Engineering 2021 Student Award Winners

Undergraduate Student Awards

The Management and Technology Scholarship Award: awarded by the SEAS faculty to a member of the senior class in the Management and Technology Program who has created an innovative system and attained high scholastic achievement.
Yi (Ivory) Su

The Engineering Alumni Society E. Stuart Eichert, Jr. Student Award: given annually by the Engineering Alumni Society to that student in School of Engineering and Applied Science who, during his or her junior year, best exemplifies the characteristics of selfless service to the University and the Community.
Aidan Young

Hugo Otto Wolf Memorial Prize: awarded to a member of the senior class in each department of the School of Engineering and Applied Science who, during the senior year, by the thoroughness and originality of his or her work, meets with the greatest approval of the professors in charge.
Delilah Lubarsky
Felipe Contipelli

R. M. Brick Award: awarded to the graduating senior who has demonstrated, through a combination of academic performance, effort, and personal qualities, that he or she will be a credit to the Department, the School, and the University.
Benjamin Hammel
Bernie Wang

Penn Engineering Exceptional Service Award: given by the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science to recognize and honor outstanding students for their service to the University.
Randy Chen
Kailey Blair

William Graham Senior Design Technology Innovation Prize: this award recognizes the Senior Design team whose project represents the highest and best use of technology and innovation to leverage engineering principals.
Utilizing Data Science for Electrocatalyst Research (Team: OSDS)
Benjamin F. Hammel and Bernie T. Wang
Advisors: Profs. Thomas E. Mallouk and Christopher B. Murray

William Graham Senior Design Social Impact Prize: this award recognizes the Senior Design team whose project represents the greatest positive impact on society.
Customer-centric model of financial, co digestion, and inhibitory mechanisms in a commercial anaerobic digester system (Team: bioPower)
Natalia Acero, William Hasley, Alicia Lu
Advisors: Prof. John M. Vohs

William Graham Senior Design Judges Choice Award: this award recognizes the group whose all-around presentation captures the best of the senior design program – from ideation, scope of project, problem solving, execution to presentation.
A Materials-Based Technology for Adaptive Sound Modification (Team: Mutable)
Felipe Contipelli, William Deo, George Popov, Abhinav Ramkumar
Advisors: Prof. Jordan Raney


Master’s Student Awards
Awarded by the School of Engineering to top academic, teaching, and school service performers

Academic Award
Yucong Hua, Spring 2021

Academic Honorable Mentions
Tianhao Lu, December 2020
William O’Connor, December 2020
Wei Ren, December 2020

Research Awards
Jun Xu (May 2021: Mentor – Cherie Kagan)
Chenzhe Wang (May 2021: Mentor – Liang Feng)

Research Honorable Mentions
Harshit Bharti (May 2021: Mentor – Chris Murray)
Kede Liu (May 2021: Mentor – Tom Mallouk)


Doctoral Student Awards

Tianwei Wu received an Inaugural Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship. Each Presidential Ph.D. Fellow will receive a three-year fellowship, including summer support and funds to support their research. The Fellowship includes a 12-month stipend, tuition, fees, Penn Student Insurance coverage, and research funds.

Samuel Welborn received a fellowship from the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) at the Department of Energy (DOE). The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period.

James Glazar received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) at the Department of Defense (DoD). This program is designed to encourage Baccalaureate recipients to enter Graduate school and ultimately gain Doctorates which align to the DoD services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) in research and development.

Aria Zhang received a Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.