Engineering grad students, faculty earn state funding to support aerospace research

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman River Bruce

Several graduate students and faculty from The Ohio State University College of Engineering have earned 2020 Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) fellowship awards to support their research endeavors.

The program—officially known as the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)/Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI) Ohio Student-Faculty Research Fellowship—is funded primarily through DAGSI by the Ohio Board of Regents. It aims to support graduate science and engineering students and faculty who conduct research in areas targeted by the AFRL at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Five projects from the College of Engineering will receive funding.

Two faculty hired through the Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Discovery Theme, operated by the Institute for Materials Research, were part of the awarded teams: Vicky Doan-Nguyen, an assistant professor in Materials Science and Engineering, and Alok Sutradhar, an assistant professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Doan-Nguyen and graduate student Patricia Loughney were awarded for their proposal, “Identification of Structure-Processing-Property Relationships for Designing New Functional Polymer-Derived Ceramics.” Sutradhar and graduate student Mohamad Al Nashar will collaborate on the project, “Topology Optimization of Coupled Mechanical and Electromagnetic Designs.”

Visit the College of Engineering website to learn more about the five selected projects. (Written by Meggie Biss, College of Engineering Communications. Posted July 2020.)