2010 NSF GRFP Recipients and Honorable Mentions
April 21, 2010 Congratulations to Drexel’s 2010 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) recipients, honorable mentions and SMART scholarship awardee.
U Kei Cheang (MEM) has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. U Kei has been working with Kevin Freedman in the Biological Actuation, Sensing & Transport Laboratory (BAST) under their advisor Dr. Min Jun Kim (MEM). U Kei’s research involves the investigation of bacteria-powered microrobots. He is set to graduate this year with his BS in Mechanical Engineering and will at Drexel to pursue graduate work in mechanical engineering.
Kevin Freedman (MEM) has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Kevin has been working with U Kei in the Biological Actuation, Sensing & Transport Laboratory (BAST) under his advisor Dr. MinJun Kim. Kevin’s research is in single molecule analysis to understand protein kinetics. Kevin completed his Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and is currently pursuing his graduate studies in mechanical engineering at Drexel.
David Grunberg ’13 (ECE) has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. David's work in Dr. Kim's Music and Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab) combines audio signal processing and robotics research to develop technologies for analyzing and understanding human creativity and expression. His current project is the development of a dancing humanoid, which offers a unique platform for advancing the fields of robot movement and human-robot interaction.
Robert Sherbert ‘11 (ECE) has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Robert is advised by Dr. Paul Oh, Associate Professor of MEM and Auxiliary Professor of ECE, and will complete his fellowship work in Dr. Oh’s Drexel Autonomous Systems Laboratory. The goal of Robert’s project is to develop a generalized control systems framework that will tightly couple robotics hardware and its representation in software. This technology will help make programs used in implementing robots symmetric to the mathematical representations used by engineers in system modeling.
Nick Silva ’12 (ECE) has been awarded the prestigious SMART scholarship. The SMART scholarship is an opportunity for Nick to pursue his undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM disciplines and to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Nick is currently doing research at the Naval Surface Warfare, Carderock Division is 60 Hertz electrical power generation, transmission and distribution for Naval vessels. This also includes improving control systems and testing various electric plant protective devices.
Drexel students receiving honorable mentions are:
• Alyssa Marie Batula, Electrical Engineering
• Jeffrey Dowgala, Civil Engineering
• Amalie Oroho, Materials Science and Engineering
• Ben Pelleg, Electrical Engineering