Congratulations to HMNL undergrad Noah McAllister on winning the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) David and Catherine Thompson Space Technology Scholarship. This scholarship is given to undergraduates planning on working in the Astronautics industry. You can read more about the AIAA scholarships here: https://www.aiaa.org/get-involved/students-educators/undergraduate-scholarships-graduate-awards.
Congratulations to HMNL PhD candidate, Robert Green-Warren, on being awarded a 2023 SMART Graduate Scholarship. SMART's mission is "To recruit, educate, employ, and foster the development of the future DoD civilian STEM workforce through scholarships and lasting partnerships with academic institutions, STEM education ecosystems, and DoD laboratories and agencies." Robert's scholarship is sponsored by Picatinny Arsenal under the US Army DEVCOM and will support him as he completes his PhD on the mechanical properties of coatings produced by self-limiting electrospray deposition.
Congratulations to HMNL postdoc Michael Grzenda on being a finalist on the Activate incubator program with the lab's electrospray technology. Activate fosters early stage start up companies. More about the program can be read here.
Dr. Singer was named to a three year term as the Mary W. Raisler Distinguished Teaching Chair of Mechanical Engineering by the Rutgers Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. This chair was established to "recognize and foster excellence in teaching and scholarly activity’s in the MAE department." You can read more about this award here.
HMNL PhD candidate Sarah Park won a Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Silver award for her talk titled "Hierarchal coatings of biological building blocks via self-limiting electrospray deposition" that was presented at the 2022 Fall meeting of the MRS. The honored research involved achieving high efficiency in electrospray deposition of targets smaller than the characteristic length scale of the spray plume.
Congratulations to HMNL undergrads Maxim Arkhipov and Sriya Bapatla on winning a New Jersey Space Grant Consortium 2022-2023 Academic Year Internship. This award will support their work on the mechanical composites manufactured by self-limiting electrospray deposition and combinations of self-limiting electrospray deposition and additive manufacturing, respectively.