Graduate students recognized for outstanding research

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On May 7, 2020

Graduate studies hosted the 11th Graduate Fellows Poster Session from April 28-May 1 in a virtual format. View the posters online.

The poster session highlighted the research of 23 students who are either Missouri S&T Chancellor’s Fellows or Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows. Both fellowships are highly competitive and require extensive dedication to research and academic excellence.

The winners are:

  • Martin Di Stefano, a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering and a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, is the first-place winner for his poster titled “Effect of Turbulence Model Uncertainty on Scramjet Strut Injector Flow Field Analysis.” Di Stefano’s research studies the effect of turbulence model uncertainty.
  • Donna Jennings, a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering and a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, is the runner-up winner for her poster, “Numerical Determination of Spacecraft Formations in Deep Space.” Jennings’ research focus is on determining natural formations in the vicinity of the Earth-Moon L2 point when using the nonlinear equations of motion of the CR3BP.
  • Lauren Tomanek, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, receives an honorable mention for her poster titled “Temperature Based Identification of Thermal Properties of a One-Dimensional Transient Convection Model of a Slender Cylindrical Fin.” Tomanek’s research investigates an approach to determine the thermal conductivity of a material from temperature data.

Faculty judges included:

  • Dr. Clair Kueny, assistant professor of psychological science
  • Dr. Daniel Forciniti, associate provost for faculty affairs and professor of chemical and biochemical engineering
  • Dr. Daoru Han, assistant professor of aerospace engineering
  • Dr. V. Prakash Reddy, professor of chemistry.

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