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2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award Winners

The Outstanding Dissertation Awards are presented to PhD/doctoral students who have written original, innovative dissertations that reflect great research and have or are likely to be disseminated widely and have significant impact on the field and society. This award is open to all PhD/doctoral students who have achieved candidacy during this or previous academic years and are expected to complete, defend their dissertation, and graduate this academic year.

Graduate College Award Winner

Nicholas Coleman
PhD Program in Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering
"Online Analysis and Control of Electric Power Distribution Systems"

College/School Finalists

Alexandra Budenz
PhD Program in Community Health & Prevention
Dornsife School of Public Health

Brielle Ferguson
PhD Program in Neuroscience
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
College of Medicine

Stephanie Goldstein
PhD Program in Clinical Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Hangdao Li
PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Mengwen Liu
PhD Program in Information Science
College of Computing and Informatics

Hoori Rafieian
PhD Program in Business Administration, Marketing
LeBow College of Business

Kimberly Ward
PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Nursing and Health Professions