Fellowship Awardees 2020
Evgeniy Boyko is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Evgeniy will be working with co-advisors, Dr. Osman Basaran, Burton and Kathryn Gedge Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Ivan Christov, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, to explore fundamental fluid mechanical problems involving non-Newtonian fluids at the microscale. His research focuses on understanding and modeling microscale flow physics in the field of fluid-structure interaction and its coupling with electrokinetics.
Aishwarya V. Menon
Aishwarya Menon will complete her PhD in an interdisciplinary program within the Centre of Nanoscience and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Aishwarya will be working with co-advisors, Dr. Julie Liu, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Jonathan Wilker, Professor of Chemistry, to develop a series of adhesives that will connect tissues surrounded by blood, and creating surgical adhesives and sealants for bonding soft, as well as hard, tissues. Her research interests lie in the field of polymer materials with various applications including adhesives, self-healing materials, and stimuli-responsive materials.
Yijing Xie will receive her PhD in Automation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Yijing will be working with co-advisors, Dr. Shaoshuai Mou, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Dr. Shreyas Sundaram, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, to design distributed resilient algorithms for multi-agent systems with various constraints. Her research interest lies in distributed control and optimization of multi-agent systems and event-triggered control of systems with various constraints.