Published on Tuesday October 9, 2007
Ph.D. students Joseph Capobianco (advisor: Wei-Heng Shih) and Naomi Hampson (advisor: Surya Kalidindi) are joint MSE recipients of this year's Koerner Family Fellowship. Each student will receive $10,500 to go towards stipend. Fellowship recipients must be Ph.D. candidates and are selected for their particular interest in pursuing a career in academia.
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.
Additionally, Ph.D. students Marko Knezevic (advisor: Surya Kalidindi) and Sebastian Osswald (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) are recipients of the George Hill, Jr. Fellowship. Each student will receive $5,000 in the winter term to go towards stipend or tuition.
The George Hill, Jr. Endowed Fellowship, established in 1991, is awarded to qualified Ph.D. candidates in the College
of Engineering. Recipients must have proven excellence in their undergraduate and graduate careers and must be able to demonstrate their potential to achieve academic excellence at the Ph.D. level, in addition to a strong interest in pursuing a career in academia.