Chemical Engineering PhD, 2012
On April 3rd, the day I received the email stating that I won the NDSEG Fellowship, I shrieked in front of my entire lab group. It was amazing to receive such a prestigious award in recognition of the work that I have put into my eduction and research over the years. Additionally, the NDSEG Fellowship provides full tuition and a stipend that provides financial freedom in deciding your research direction. As a PhD student, my research involves the development of a fiber-reinforced hydrogel for replacement fibrous cartilage applications. High modulus fiber-hydrogel composites that can mimic fibrous cartilage property distributions can be applied to a wide area of medical conditions that lack appropriate medical treatments. I want to continue developing composites for biomedical applications after graduation.