PhD students, postdoctoral researcher receive Thomas J. R. Hughes Fellowships

// Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Engineering Physics

Three University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have earned Thomas J. R. Hughes Fellowships from the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM). The prestigious fellowship honors standout early career researchers in the field of mechanical science and engineering.

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Alana Stempien

Additionally, the three researchers received Presenter Fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to support their participation in the International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, a virtual event taking place Aug. 22-27, 2021.

The UW-Madison recipients are:

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Nitesh Arora

Alana Stempien, a PhD student in biomedical engineering whose research is in the tissue engineering field. She works in the lab of Wendy Crone, the Karen Thompson Medhi Professor of Engineering Physics and an affiliate faculty member in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.

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Daniel Floryan

Nitesh Arora, a PhD student in mechanical engineering who researches the mechanics of soft matter in the Soft Matter Laboratory of Stephan Rudykh, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and Grainger Institute for Engineering Faculty Scholar.

Daniel Floryan, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering who is advised by Michael Graham, Steenbock Professor of Engineering and Harvey D. Spangler Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Floryan works at the intersection of fluid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, and machine learning to better understand and control turbulence.

Author: Staff