2015/16 Scholarship Recipients

ISE is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Hatch Graduate Scholarship for Sustainable Energy Research, the Mercedes-Benz Canada Graduate Fellowship in Fuel Cell Research and the new Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Graduate Scholarship in Sustainable Energy.  In total, 17 outstanding students will receive scholarships worth $160,800 for the 2015/16 academic year.

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Hatch Scholarship recipients with ISE Associate Director, Joshua Taylor (right)
Hatch Graduate Scholarship for Sustainable Energy Research
Congratulations to Marina Freire-Gormaly (MIE), Mireille Ghoussoub (MSE), Percival Graham (MIE), Grayson Ingram (MSE), David Josey (Chem-Eng), Jongmin Lee (MIE), Jospeh Dongchan Lee (ECE), Fan Lin (Chem-Eng), Mengxia Liu (ECE), Madeleine McPherson (Civil-Eng), Junnan Shangguan (Chem-Eng), Pirathayini Srikantha (ECE), Jixian Xu (ECE), Zhengbao Yang (MIE), and Tongfeng Zhang (MIE)

Mercedes-Benz Canada Graduate Fellowship in Fuel Cell Research
Congratulations to Michael George, MASc Candidate in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, this year’s recipient of the Mercedes-Benz Canada Graduate Fellowship in Fuel Cell Research.  Michael’s research, supervised by Prof. Aimy Bazylak, focuses on the characterization, manufacturing, and optimization of the microporous layer in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells.

Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Graduate Scholarship in Sustainable Energy
Congratulations to Samiha Tahseen, PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering, the inaugural recipient of the Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Graduate Scholarship in Sustainable Energy, to be awarded each year to a graduate researcher in sustainable energy with a focus on energy storage.    Samiha’s research looks at utilizing the Great Lakes as storage resevoirs for reliable and intermittent energy sources, as well as optimizing hydropower for grid reliability and improved resilience.