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Two UH Engineering Students Receive Texas Center for Superconductivity Scholarships

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Audrey Grayson

Two students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering received scholarships from the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH (TcSUH).

Meysam Heydari Gharahcheshmeh, a materials engineering doctoral student, received the Houston Electrical League Scholarship from TcSUH for the 2016-2017 academic year. Heydari Gharahcheshmeh works with faculty advisory Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of mechanical engineering, to fabricate the second-generation of high temperature superconductor tapes. Heydari Gharahcheshmeh and the members of Selvamanickam’s research team recently achieved the world-record of high critical current density and high pinning force for superconductor tapes.

This marks the second TcSUH scholarship that Heydari Gharahcheshmeh received; last year, he earned the Cora Hawley Scholarship from TcSUH for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Chemical engineering graduate student Dan Luo received the Cora Hawley Scholarship from TcSUH for the 2016-2017 academic year. Luo works with faculty advisors Richard Willson, Huffington-Woestemeyer Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of physics. Luo’s research focuses on nanofluids, and he was recently the first author of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describing a new method for boosting oil recovery.

Both TcSUH scholarship recipients will receive a $2,500 award for their outstanding research at the University of Houston.

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