Published on Wednesday September 13, 2006
Ph.D. student Christopher Hovanec (advisor: Surya Kalidindi) is a recipient of the 2006-2007 Koerner Family Fellowship. Fellowships, which carry a stipend of $2,000 per month, specify that award recipients must be studying toward a Ph.D. with a high likelihood of seeking an academic career upon graduation.
The Koerner family established the fellowships in honor of their many years of association with the University. Dr. Robert M. Koerner ’56 ’63, H. L. Bowman Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, his wife Paula, and their children—George, Michael, and Pauline—have accumulated four bachelor degrees, two master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. degree from Drexel, where collectively they have been employed and educated for ninety years.