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Doctoral Student Wins Fellowship to Investigate Applied Superconductivity

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Natalie Thayer

Meysam Heydari Gharahcheshmeh, a materials engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, received a 2016 Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The annual fellowship is awarded by the IEEE’s Council on Superconductivity Committee (CSC) to encourage promising doctoral students studying applied superconductivity to contribute to the future of the field. Applicants are selected based on the quality of prior work, the impact of their current research and the potential impact of their future research. Applicants’ financial need is also taken into consideration.

At the Cullen College, Heydari Gharahcheshmeh works with his award-winning advisor and mentor Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity Applied Research Hub. Selvamanickam is also the founder of the Advanced Superconductor Manufacturing Institute, an industry-led consortium.

Heydari Gharahcheshmeh said that it has been “an honor and a deeply enriching experience to work so closely with Dr. Selvamanickam.”

As a 2016 recipient, Heydari Gharahcheshmeh received complimentary membership to the IEEE and a CSC’s sponsoring societies, an inscribed certificate and a $5,000 honorarium.

Learn more about the IEEE’s Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity at http://ieeecsc.org/awards/ieee-csc-fellowship-award.

 

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