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Drexel Engineering Students Receive the Koerner Family Awards

May 12, 2017

Koerner Awards 2017The Koerner Family Awards for Graduate Students in the College of Engineering supports the research of Drexel Engineering graduate students. Founded by Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D. (’56, ’63) and his wife Paula Koerner, the awards fund allows graduate students to continue to pursue their research in electrical, chemical, mechanical, environmental, and biomedical engineering. 

In order to qualify for an award, students must have completed the departmental candidacy examination toward a Ph.D., provided proof of US Citizenship, and submitted a resume and written summary of research done throughout the prior school year.

Drexel and the College of Engineering would like to congratulate the following students on their achievements and continued success:

Bryan Byles, a materials science and engineering student advised by Ekaterina Pomerantseva, PhD, for his research titled, "Tunnel Manganese Oxides for Energy and Water Treatment Applications."

Carson Fox, a biomedical engineering student, advised by Amy Throckmorton, PhD, for his research titled, "New Continuous-Flow Artificial Heart for Use in Smaller Sized Adults and Pediatric Patients."

Deborah Kapilow, a mechanical engineering and mechanics student, advised by Matthew McCarthy, PhD, for her research titled, "Experimental Characterization of the Melting and Freezing of Encapsulated Phase-Change Materials under Convective Boundary Conditions."

Tiffany Lakins, an electrical and computer engineering student, advised by Chika Nwankpa, PhD, for her research titled, "Modeling and Sensitivity Analysis of Information Embedded Power Systems."

Yuan-Ping "Peter" Li, a materials science and engineering student, advised by Hao Cheng, PhD, for his research titled, "Macroporous scaffolds for immune cell modulation."

Samantha Morelly, a chemical and biological engineering student, advised by Nicolas Alvarez, PhD, and Maureen Tang, PhD, for her research titled "Better understanding battery slurries through rheology."

Michael Spanier, an electrical and computer engineering student, advised by James Shackleford, PhD, for his research titled "Medical Image Processing."

(Pictured above from left to right: Robert Koerner, Deborah Kapilow, Bryan Byles, Tiffany Lakins, Michael Spanier, Samantha Morelly, Carson Fox, Yuan-Ping "Peter" Li, and Mike Koerner)