Published on Wednesday April 27, 2011
Two MSE Ph.D. students received Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research. Riju Singhal (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) and Shraddha Vachhani (advisor: Surya Kalidindi) are each recipients of grants from Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.
Riju will receive $1,000 towards his study of nanotube-based nanofluidic devices. Shraddha will use her $500 grant to upgrade some laboratory equipment towards her thesis research. The program has a highly competitive application process and only approximately 20% of applicants receive any level of funding. The grants are funded by a portion of society membership dues, private donations, and the National Academy of Sciences.