Clayton Mulvihill awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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Clayton Mulvihill, a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded the Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Clayton is advised by Dr. Eric Petersen, and performs research in the area of combustion, specifically studying chemical kinetics through the use of non-intrusive optical diagnostics.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. The students are selected through a national competition. The fellowship provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period ($32,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution) for graduate study that is in a field within NSF's mission and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree.