Four graduate students recognized for excellence in research, teaching

Four graduate students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering have been recognized by the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students for

Receiving the 2011 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research were Nicholas Denissen, aerospace engineering; Young Myoung Ko, industrial and systems engineering; and Yu-Chin Li, materials science and engineering.

Nicholas Denissen receives awardDenissen is a Ph.D. candidate under the direction of Dr. Edward White in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He is conducting research in fluid mechanics on boundary layer stability and the transition to turbulence.

 

Young Myoung Ko receives awardYoung Myoung Ko is a Ph.D. candidate in industrial engineering under the supervision of Dr. Natarajan Gautam. Ko's research focuses on the transient analysis of complex stochastic systems, and covers the domains of energy-aware system design, reliability of communication networks, and large-scale service operations.

 

Yu-Chin Li receiving awardLi is a Ph.D. student in the Materials Science and Engineering Program under the direction of Dr. Jaime Grunlan (mechanical engineering and chemical engineering). The goal of her current research is to create a flame-retardant protective coating system that can be applied to a variety of materials such as foams and fabrics without negatively affecting the quality of the material.

 

Hiram Moya receiving awardReceiving the 2011 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching was Hiram Moya, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering under the direction of Dr. Guy L. Curry. Moya is currently conducting research in modeling and analysis of the commercial border crossing process using a queuing systems approach.