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Awards, Honors, and Distinctions


American Institute for Chemical Engineers:

  • AIChE Annual Meeting CAST Director’s Student Presentation Award Finalist and Travel Award Winner, 2016

National Scholarships/Fellowships:

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2011-16
  • National Merit Scholarship, 2008

International Federation of Automatic Control Conference:

  • Best Paper Finalist, 2017. (Received one of six awards from over 4,000 submitted papers in this competition, which was limited to authors under the age of 30.)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

  • MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Award for Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring, 2015. (This award is limited to one student per year and is chosen from across all departments.)
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Chemical Engineering, 2015
  • Goodwin Medal Nominee, 2015. (Awarded to graduate student that shows teaching duties that are “conspicuously effective over and above ordinary excellence.")
  • Robert T. Haslam (1911) Chemical Engineering Fellow, 2015

University of Texas at Austin:

  • David H. Koch (1962) Fellow 2011 Best Poster Presentation Award, 2011. (Winner from over 50 posters.)
  • Semifinalist, Siemens Research Competition, 2007
  • TAMS Research Scholarship, 2007
  • Bobby Bragan Scholarship, 2004