COES graduate students earn awards for research, teaching

Apr 20, 2023 | Engineering and Science, Research, Students

The Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science (COES) has announced the winners of its annual Graduate Student Symposium.

More than 30 students presented oral and poster projects to attendees at the mid-April symposium.

Winners of the oral presentations were as follows:

  • Doctoral Engineering student Jayashree Jayapal, who presented research on the “Susceptibility of Metal Slab-1D”
  • Doctoral Molecular Science and Nanotechnology student Deepthi Chappidi, who presented research on the “Synthesis and Characterization of Heterobimetallic Lanthanide Beta-diketonate Complexes with Alkali Cations”
  • Doctoral Engineering student Md Tanbin Hasan Mondal, who presented research on the “Independent Microscale Sensing of Phase Interface and Surface Temperature during Droplet Evaporation,”
  • Doctoral Engineering student, Aniruddha Chowdhury, who presented research on the “Investigation of Phase Separation Behavior of Polymer-Asphalt Mix using Molecular Dynamics.”

Winners of the poster presentation were as follows:

  • Doctoral Molecular Science and Nanotechnology students Navya Uppu and Tasneem Khasru, who won first place for their research on “Green Synthesis of Metal-Organic Biohybrids (MOBs)”
  • Master and Doctoral Engineering student Chowdhury Sadid Alam, who won second place for research on “Thermo-Mechanical Characterization of Aluminum Alloy in the Additive Friction-Stir Deposition Process.”

In addition to the awards for research, the College Graduate Studies Office awarded teaching and research awards to Chappidi (First Place Teaching), Doctoral Engineering student Zakaria El Awadi (Second Place Teaching), Doctoral Engineering student Sean Nations (First Place Research), and Doctoral Engineering student Kiran Seetala (Second Place Research).

COES Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Collin Wick says that he is impressed with both the College’s Graduate Student Council, who hosted the event, and the students who presented research.

“I am grateful for the work the Graduate Student Council did in helping put together an outstanding event this year,” Wick said. “We had many more participants than expected, requiring us to significantly expand its size, showing that current graduate students are highly engaged in carrying out meaningful research.”

Learn more about COES graduate studies.