Grad Students Chosen Samueli Endowed Fellows
Sept. 28, 2017 - Eight Samueli School doctoral students have won 2017-18 Henry Samueli Endowed Fellowships. Two students in civil and environmental engineering, five in electrical engineering and computer science, and one in chemical engineering and materials science received the awards, which recognize academic achievement and potential for future success.
The Samueli Endowed Fellowships are competitive, rather than need-based, and open to all graduate majors within the engineering school. Based on students’ academic records and research accomplishments, the award covers fees and stipends.
This year’s winners are:
Susana Anacleto Lupianez, civil engineering
Adviser: Anne Lemnitzer
Research interests: structural engineering and seismic design of reinforced concrete structures
Felicia Chiang, civil engineering
Adviser: Amir AghaKouchak
Research interests: understanding the effects of anthropogenic climate change on hydrologic and climate variables
Tarek Mealy, electrical engineering
Adviser: Filippo Capolino
Research interests: electromagnetics, periodic structures, metamaterials, RF circuits and numerical methods
M Mahmudul Hasan Sajeeb, electrical engineering
Adviser: Kumar Wickramasinghe
Research interests: optical microscopy, nanophotonics, plasmonics, biotechnology
Abid Anjum Sifat, electrical engineering
Research Interests: nano-optics, plasmonics, nanophotonics, metamaterials, electromagnetism.
Syed Mohammad Ashab Uddin, electrical engineering
Adviser: Kumar Wickramasinghe.
Research interests: optical microscopy, nanophotonics, bio-imaging
Alireza Javani, electrical engineering
Adviser: Zhiying Wang
Research interests: communication systems, coding theory, and machine learning
Danielle Bever, chemical engineering and materials science
Research interests: molecular biotechnology for environmental sustainability applications
Henry Samueli, co-founder of Broadcom Corp. and the Samueli School’s namesake, funds the fellowships, which are open to master’s and doctoral students. The number of awards and the amounts vary each year.