Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Grant 2006, 2007
Materials Engineering PhD, 2009
The grant was awarded through an international level selection process. The GIAR program provides funding directly to the student for his research.
Recipient of the 2007 Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) user proposal grant at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL). A CINT user grant is awarded through a national level selection process. This grant allows free access to the state-of-the-art facilities at LANL in order to conduct research on the structure-property relationship in bone at the micron level. The dynamic mechanical properties of wet (fresh) bone samples were studied by nanoindentation at LANL (in collaboration with Dr. Greg Swadener).
Recipient of the 2005 SURA-ORNL (The Southeastern Universities Research Association - Oak Ridge National Lab) Summer Cooperative Research Program scholarship (an international level scholarship) to conduct study on the dynamic mechanical properties of solid oxide fuel cell components at ORNL, TN.
This fellowship has now been discontinued due to budgetary issues.
Awarded the 2004 >EMPA (Swiss Federal Institute for Materials Testing and Research) thesis grant (an international scholarship program)which allowed a 6 month stay at the Ceramics Lab, EMPA Dübendorf, Switzerland working on the room and high temperature mechanical properties of the components for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells.