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Four ChBE students win NSF Grad Research Fellowships

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois is pleased to announced that four graduate students in the program have received the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and one student has received an honorable mention.

Congratulations to NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipients Jason Adams, Raul Sun Han Chang, Jason Madinya, and Aleczandria Tiffany. They joined the department in Fall 2016. In addition, Uzoma Nwabara received an Honorable Mention. She also joined the program last fall.

For the 2017 competition, the NSF received over 13,000 applications, and made 2,000 award offers. Launched in 1952, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program is the nation’s oldest and largest fellowship program for graduate students. It is also one of the most prestigious.

Aleczandria Tiffany completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California and is a member of Associate Professor Brendan Harley’s research group. Raul Sun Han Chang’s bachelor’s degree is from Pomona College and he also is a member of Dr. Harley’s research group.

Jason Madinya earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and is a member of Professor Deborah Leckband’s research group and Assistant Professor Charles Sing’s group.

Jason Adams completed his undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech and is a member of Assistant Professor David Flaherty’s lab.

NSF grad fellows 2017
From left: Jason Adams, Aleczandria Tiffany, Jason Madinya, and Raul Sun Han Chang.


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