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TANMS to Welcome Two TANMS Doctoral Fellowship Recipients

posted Apr 24, 2017, 4:00 PM by Tsai-Tsai O-Lee   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 4:15 PM ]


Of the four TANMS Doctoral Fellowship awards that were offered this year, TANMS is excited and proud to announce that two incoming doctoral students, Adrian Acosta and Michael Guevara de Jesus, have accepted the awards and will be joining the TANMS research team in fall 2017. The TANMS Doctoral Fellowship was established to encourage students from underrepresented groups to pursue a doctoral degree in Engineering with a focus on TANMS research to advance diversity and innovation in the field. Graduating from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Michael Guevara de Jesus is not new to the TANMS family.  Michael first joined the TANMS family in summer 2014 as a participant of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program under the late Professor Ephraphim Garcia at Cornell University.  He returned to TANMS for a second summer of REU in 2016 under Professor Abdon Sepulveda at UCLA.  Michael will conduct his doctoral research under the supervision of Professor Christopher Lynch in UCLA Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  Adrian Acosta comes to TANMS with the highest recommendations from the University of Arizona with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  He will be joining the TANMS team under Professor Jane Chang in UCLA Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  We are fortunate to have them both on board and offer our most hearty Congratulations and Welcome!