Twenty Ph.D. students have been awarded fellowships by the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering at the University of Michigan for the 2021-22 academic year.

“This year, MICDE awarded fellowships in a wide array of disciplines ranging from chemistry to biostatistics and interdisciplinary mathematics to applied physics,” said Krishna Garikipati, MICDE director and professor of mechanical engineering and mathematics.

“Engineering is also well represented with fellows focused on disciplines such as aerospace, biomedical, civil and environmental, climate and space, industrial and operations, materials science, mechanical and naval architecture and marine engineering.”

Since 2014, MICDE has offered fellowships to current and prospective students whose research involves scientific computing techniques and practices and aims to advance computational discovery.

Fellows are required to attend MICDE seminar series events and present a poster at the MICDE annual symposium. Fellowships carry a $4,000 stipend and augment other sources of funding.

Besides the monetary value, fellowships facilitate closer engagement in scholarly exchange beyond a recipient’s home department, promote connections with world-class specialists and peers in computational science, and encourage deeper academic pursuit.

“MICDE fellows apply advanced scientific computing techniques to some of society’s most pressing challenges and extend the reach of computation further into diverse scientific disciplines,” said Garikipati. “I am delighted with the caliber of the 2021 fellows and excited to see them develop new tools and methodologies to accelerate and expand scientific discovery.”

The MICDE fellows for 2021- 22, their programs and affiliated school or college are:

  • Yifu An, Climate and Space Sciences Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Andre Antoine, Applied Physics, LSA.
  • Shreyas Bhat, Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Erin Burrell, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Alanah Cardenas-O’Toole, Climate and Space Sciences Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Brian Chen, Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, LSA.
  • Xinyu Fei, Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Nicholas Galioto, Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Vishwas Goel, Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Min-Chun Han, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Dalia Hassan, Chemistry, LSA.
  • Alexander Hrabski, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Javiera Jilberto Vallejos, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Hyeon Joo, Learning Health Sciences, School of Public Health.
  • Timothy Jugovic, Chemistry, LSA.
  • Ismael Mendoza, Physics, LSA.
  • Aagnik (Nick) Pant, Applied Physics, LSA.
  • Hardik Patil, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Amanda Wang, Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Wenbo Wu, Biostatistics, School of Public Health.
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