Graduate students recognized with awards

Purdue offers multiple opportunities for ME graduate students to receive awards, grants, fellowships, and scholarships to reward their hard work and support their research moving forward. Below is a list of ME graduate students who have received these awards during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Bilsland Fellowship

Provides tuition, salary, and health insurance support for outstanding PhD candidates in their final year of doctoral degree completion. The goal of the fellowship is to allow exceptional candidates to focus on finishing their dissertation.

  • Tianyi Hu
  • Pranay Nagrani
  • Sunjae Kim
  • Yi-Hong Liao
  • Juan Osorio
  • Saeel Pai

Fontaine Memorial Fellowship

For Herrick Labs graduate students.

  • Sudharshan Anandan
  • Sichen Lu

Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award

Presented by the Purdue University Graduate School for contributions to teaching.

  • Ananya Ipsita

ISF (Institute for a Sustainable Future) fellowship

Provides support to PhD students conducting interdisciplinary sustainability research aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Sandra Cordoba Renteria

Lambert Fellowship

Graduate students interested in pursuing a teaching career in academia.

  • Changheon Han
  • Sthavishtha Bhopalam Rajakumar

Magoon Excellence in Teaching Award

Awarded to outstanding teaching assistants and instructors, in memory of Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon.

  • Evan Bond
  • Clark Addis
  • Vaidyanath Harinarayana
  • Ziqi Fang
  • Anirudh Madhvacharyula
  • Ananya Ipsita

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.

  • Xavier Morgan-Lange
  • Levi Premer
  • Chizaram Ugboh

Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher Award

Awarded to recognize excellence in graduate student research.

  • Jue Wang
  • Zherui Han

Outstanding Service Scholarship

Presented to graduate students who have provided outstanding service to the graduate student community, the School, the College, and the University.

  • Sourim Banerjee

Rolls Royce Fellowship

  • Ford Lynch

Summer Research Award

Students who have been a TA in previous two semesters, and doing research during the summer, are eligible for this award.

  • Nishanth Surianarayanan
  • Anirudh Madhvacharyula
  • Xiyun Hu
  • Siddharth Nair
  • Zhengwei Chen

Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award

Honors graduate students with teaching responsibilities from across campus for their dedication to Purdue undergraduate students and their exceptional teaching contributions.

  • Evan Bond
  • Clark Addis

Uffman Fellowship

For Herrick Labs graduate students.

  • Priyadarshan

Interested in applying for these awards?

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