Tej Choksi Awarded Eastman Summer Graduate Fellowship in Chemical Engineering

Tej Choksi

Tej Choksi, a second year graduate student from Mumbai, India, was recently notified that he received the Eastman Summer Graduate Fellowship in Chemical Engineering. The fellowship provides $10,000 for his research.

Choksi works under Associate Professor Dr. Jeff Greeley. His research focuses on electronic structure simulations of heterogeneous catalysis using density functional theory. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop a more general understanding of the role played by oxide supports in supported metal and bimetallic catalysts.

Eastman fellowships are awarded to promote enrichment, growth and development in students involved in engineering.

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