Congratulations to MANE PhD Students Erim Yanik and Osama Muhammad Raisuddin!
MANE PhD Students Erim Yanik (MECL) and Osama Muhammad Raisuddin (AERO) were each honored as recipients of the Founders Award of Excellence at the 28th Annual Honors Convocation. The Founders Award of Excellence was established in 1994 to honor students who embody the qualities of creativity, discovery, and leadership, and the values of pride and responsibility at Rensselaer. The award consists of a special certificate, recognition by faculty, staff, and peers at the Honors Convocation ceremony, and a cash prize. Approximately 70 wonderful graduate or undergraduate students – about 1% of our student population – are honored each year as winners of Rensselaer’s Founders Award of Excellence.
The recipients for the Founders Award of Excellence have a strong academic performance and are in the top 10% of their respective class. They demonstrate pride and responsibility in all aspects of their life at Rensselaer, and exhibit outstanding leadership skills utilizing discretion, judgment, and well-rounded regard for the opinions of others. Congratulations to Erim and Osama!
Malcolm Porterfield, PhD Mechanical Engineering ‘21
Awarded National GEM Consortium Fellowship at
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Malcolm is an alumnus of Albany High School, and spent his first two years of undergraduate education at Hudson Valley Community College, after which he transferred to RPI. Following graduation, he continued his studies at RPI as a M.Eng./PhD student. Malcolm‘s PhD thesis research focuses on investigating phase-change in thin water films, to gain an insight in how thermodynamic properties change at small scale. For his research he uses Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator (LAMMPS) that he runs on RPI CCNI super-computer. Throughout his studies Malcolm was supported by GAANN fellowship and was recently selected to be a National GEM Consortium Fellow in the Technology Development Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Camden Blake, PhD Nuclear Engineering ‘26
Awarded a fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy
Camden Blake, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, was recently awarded a fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received $161,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a fellowship to support the research of a student pursuing a degree in nuclear energy and engineering at Rensselaer. Camden’s research centers on developing a fast, efficient method for modeling temperature in a nuclear reactor — a complex measurement that can range greatly. Camden will conduct his research with Wei Ji, an associate professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer, and director of the Rensselaer Nuclear Engineering Advanced Modeling and Simulation Group.