2015 Engineering Graduate Symposium Winners

Arbor Networks Ph.D. Research Impact and Lecture Award

Dr. Jay Whitacre


Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research Award

Azadeh Ansari (ECE)

Kayse Maass (IOE)

Cheng Zhang (ECE)


ACS: Atmospheric and Climate Science 

David Austerberry, 1st


AEP: Applied Electromagnetics and Plasma Science

Brian Tierney, 1st

Nikolaos Chiotellis, 2nd


ATE: Automotive and Transportation Engineering 

Zeng Qiu, 1st (tie)

Gaurav Kumar Singh, 1st (tie)


CDR: Control, Dynamics and Robotics

Erik Miehling, 1st

Justin Storms, 2nd (tie)

Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy, 2nd (tie)


CEE: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Meiyin Liu, 1st (tie)

Yuxi Zhang, 1st (tie)


CPH: Chemical Physics

Yoonseob Kim, 1st


EBS: Engineering in Biological Systems

Omer Aydin, 1st

Olivia Palmer, 2nd


FAT: Fluid Dynamics, Acoustics, and Thermal Science

Pinaki Pal, 1st

Brian Worthmann, 2nd


IOF: Industrial, Operations, and Financial Engineering

Emily Speakman, 1st

Brian Lemay, 2nd


IVM: Integrated Circuits, VLSI and Microsystems

Adam Peczalski, 1st


MDM: Multidisciplinary Design, Manufacturing, and Mechatronics

David Burdette, 1st


MSE: Material Science and Engineering

Ji-Young Kim, 1st (tie)

Apoorv Shanker, 1st (tie)


MTR: Medicine and Translational Research

Komal Kampasi, 1st

Nathan Jones, 2nd (tie)

Sophia Pilipchuk, 2nd (tie)


NRS: Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

Amanda Lietz, 1st


OPS: Optics, Photonics, and Solid-State Devices

Lin Chen, 1st (tie)

Jaesang Lee, 1st (tie)

Alan Teran, 1st (tie)


PEN: Power and Energy

Michael Fisher, 1st (tie)

Jonathon Martin, 1st (tie)


SCE: Systems and Communications

Farhad Shirani, 1st


SEC: Software Engineering and Computer Science

Abhishek Bafna, 1st


SIC: Signal and Image Processing, Computer Vision

Brian Moore, 1st

Kevin Moon, 2nd (tie)

Matthew Prelee, 2nd (tie)


SPS: Space and Planetary Sciences 

Ryan Dewey, 1st (tie)

Aleida Higginson, 1st (tie)


TCB: Tissue, Cellular, and Biomolecular Engineering

Tianhui Ma, 1st