Graduate Student Recognition

Graduate Student Awards

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2021 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award
The College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award is presented annually to a graduate student in the College of Engineering in recognition of the excellent quality of research carried out by that student.

The recipient of this award will receive a certificate and a cash award of $500, and be honored at the annual College-wide Graduate Student Recognition Event. More Information

2021 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
The College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award is presented annually to a graduate student in the College of Engineering in recognition of special effectiveness in teaching undergraduates in a variety of settings.

The recipient of this award will receive a certificate and a cash award of $500, and be honored at the annual College-wide Graduate Student Recognition Event. More Information

2021 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award
The College of Engineering Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award is presented annually to a graduate student in the College of Engineering in recognition of original work in the form of a Master’s thesis that has made an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.
The recipient of this award will receive a certificate and a cash award of $500, and be honored at the annual College-wide Graduate Student Recognition Event. More Information

2021 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
The College of Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented annually to a graduate student in the College of Engineering in recognition of original work in the form of a doctoral dissertation that has made an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.

The recipient of this award will receive a certificate and a cash award of $500, and be honored at the annual College-wide Graduate Student Recognition Event. More Information

2021 Graduate Student Complete Engineer Award
The College of Engineering Gradaute Student Complete Engineering Award is presented to a graduate student in the College of Engineering in recognition of their exemplary demonstration of the Complete Engineering non-technical competencies. 
The recipient of this award will receive a certificate and a cash award of $500, and be honored at the annual College-wide Graduate Student Recognition Event.



We are proud of our award-winning graduate students!

National Awards

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

  • 2021-24: Grayson Minnick (MME)
  • 2020-23: Jordan Rosenbohm (MEAM) and Meredith Sutton (CEE)
  • 2018-21: Hunter Miller (BSE), Joshua Mueller (CHBE) and Luz Sotelo (MME)
  • 2016-19: Christopher Davidson (BSE)
  • 2015-18: Tasneem Bouzid (Biomedical)
  • 2014-17: Walter Bircher (MME) and Daniel Geschwender (CSE)
  • 2013-16: Thomas Frederick (MME), Abby Kelly (BSE), Eric Markvicka (MME), and Jodi Sangster (CIVE)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award

  • 2021: Logan Pettit (MME)

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) Fellowship

  • 2021: Logan Pettit (MME)
  • 2014: Corey Kruse (MME)

University Awards

Graduate Student Excellence in Mentoring Award

  • 2021: Ziyad Smoqi (Engineering, specialization in Materials Engineering)

Outstanding Research & Creative Activities Award

  • 2021: Jessica Lingenfelter (Engineering, specialization in Materials Engineering)

Folsom Distinguished Master's Thesis Award

  • 2021: Clayton Malone (CEE)
  • 2021: Maria Cecilia Hall (Environmental)

Dean's Fellowship

  • 2021: M. Khalid Saifullah (CEE)
  • 2021: Ethan Davis (MME)

College Awards

College of Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation

  • 2021 Hongbin Sun (CEE)
  • 2020: Shaobin Li (CEE)
  • 2019: Qiang Li (Engineering, specialization in Biomedical Engineering)
  • 2018: Alyssa Mock (ECE)
  • 2017: Mahmoud Elzouka (MME)
  • 2016: Jiajia Chen (BSE)
  • 2015: Dimitry Papkov (MME)

College of Engineering Outstanding Masters Thesis

  • 2021: Andrew Reicks (ECE)
  • 2020: Pejman Ghasemzadeh (Telecommunictaions Engineering)
  • 2019: Jiating Li (BSE)
  • 2017: Subharthi Banerjee (Telecommunications)
  • 2016: Houtan Jebelli (DSAEC)
  • 2015: Corey Kruse (MME)

College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • 2021: Noelle Mware (CEE)
  • 2020: Subharthi Banerjee (ECE)
  • 2019: Bora Pulatsu (DSAEC)
  • 2018: Hamid Bazgirkhoob (CIVE)
  • 2017: Arefeh Mohammadi (DSAEC)
  • 2016: Saeed Rokooei (DSAEC)
  • 2015: Naji Albakay (ECE); Abdelbaset Hamza (CSE)

College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant

  • 2021: Amir Monemain Esfahani (Engineering, specialization in Biomedical Engineering)
  • 2020: Siavash Jafarzadeh (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)
  • 2019: Mingyu Gong (Engineering, specialization in Materials Engineering)
  • 2018: Meetpal Kukal (BSE); Qiang Li (ChBME)
  • 2017: Hamzeh Haghshenas (CIVE); Guanfeng Zheng (MME)
  • 2016: Qi Wang (Materials); Ze Wang (ECE)
  • 2015: Bethany Lowndes (Biomedical); Zhengguo Xiao (MME)

College of Engineering Graduate Complete Engineer Award

  • 2021: Courtney Keiser (Engineering, specialization in Materials Engineering)
  • 2020: Luz Sotelo (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

College of Engineering Graduate Poster Competition, UNL Spring Research Fair

  • 2021 First Honors: Amir Monemianesfani (Biomed); Courtney Keiser (Materials)
  • 2021 Commendations: Samuel Flint (CSE); Brandi Brown (BSE); Thivani Senathiraja (CHBE)
  • 2020: Cancelled
  • 2019 First Honors: Amir Monemianesfani (Biomed); Fei San Lee (BSE)
  • 2019 Commendations: Mahdi Ghaleni (CHME); Amy Mantz (BSE); Daniel Rico (CSCE)
  • 2018 First Honors: Meetpal Kukal (BSE); Behrooz Motealleh (ChBE)
  • 2018 Commendations: Ufuk Kilic (ECE); Tyler Kozisek (BSE); Luz Sotelo (MME)
  • 2017 First Honors: Hanh Phan (CIVE); Jose Santos (ECE)
  • 2017 Commendations: Iman Salafian (MME); Vasudha Sharma (BSE); Ernest Tufuor (CIVE)
  • 2016 First Honors: Eric Farris (BSE); Ehsan Rezaei (MME) and Charles Nguyen (Biomedical)
  • 2016 Commendations: Sara El Alaoui (CSE); Aaron Engel (BSE); Rachel Levin (CIVE)
  • 2015 First Honors: Benjamin Hage (BSE) and Mohammed Alwatban (Biomedical); Steve Hayward (ChME)
  • 2015 Commendations: Joonhee Lee (DSAEC); Alyssa Mock (ECE); Yong Qi (CIVE); Jonathan Brett Sallach (CIVE)

Milton Mohr Graduate Fellowships

  • 2021-22: Muhammad Khalid Saifullah (CEE), Amin Hosseini Zadeh (CEE); Pejman Ghasemzadeh (ECE); Megan Stokey (ECE); Aniruddha Gaikwad (MME); Bahareh Tajvidi Safa (MME); Ahma Almaghrebi (DSAEC); Connor Gee (BSE); Kari Heck (BSE); Adil Al-Siyabi (CHBE); Xinyuan He (CHBE); Niloofar Mansoor (CSE); Bowen Yang (CEE); Emmanuel Akitunde (CEE); Nasrin Naderi Beni (CEE); Ryan Haggerty (CEE); Sussan Mousavi (CEE); Seefat Farzin; CHBE); Ivon Acosta Ramirez (BSE); Twissa Mitra (BSE); Kossi Avegnon (MME); Austin Griswold (MME); Siamak Mirfendereski (MME); Mohammad Ali Takallou (DSAEC); Emily Ritzdorf (DSAEC); Cedric Armel Nimpa Fondje (ECE)
  • 2020-21: Jiating Li (BSE); Jasreman Singh (BSE); Ehsan Zamani (CHME); Mohammad Islam (CHME); Shahab Karimifard (CEE); Sussan Moussavi (CEE); Yifeng Hu (DSAEC); Mitchael Sieh (DSAEC); Megan Stokey (ECE); Yili Jiang (ECE); Siamak Mirfendereski (MME); and Azadeh Mostafavi (MME)
  • 2019-20: Brandi Brown (BSE); Lixbeth Vallecilla Yepez (BSE); Shayan Kaviani (CHME); Levi Kramer (CHME); Shahab Karmifard (CIVE); Sussan Moussavi (CIVE); Deepak Nadig Anantha (CSCE); Baofeng Zhou (CSCE); Samuel Underwood (DSAEC); Amir Ebrahimifakhar (DSAEC); Subharthi Banerjee (ECEN); Matthew Hillfiker (ECEN); Jiangming Zhao (MME); Amir Monemianesfahni (MME)
  • 2018-19: Sarah Drummey (DSAEC); Dongfeng Fang (ECE); Nadia Intan (ChBE); Siavash Jafarzadeh (MME); Meetpal Kukal (BSE); Samuel Murray (ECE); Musa Norouzian Reykandeh (MME); Zameeth Sakkaff (CSE); Mohammadreza Shafieifini (CIVE); Kieren Smith (DSAEC); Tewodros Yosef (CIVE)
  • 2017-18: Urja Acharya (CSE); Abulimiti Delimulati (MME); Mahdieh Khedmati (CIVE); Qiang Li (ChME); Samuel Murray (ECE); Noelle Mware (CIVE); Hamed Nabizadeh Rafsanjani (DSAEC); Linda Schott (BSE); Taylor Stockdale (MME); Jonathan Weber (DSAEC); Shengjie Xu (ECE)
  • 2016-17: Renys Barrios (CIVE); Hamzeh Haghshenas Fatmehsar (CIVE); Mouna Hammoudi (CSE); Pengbo Li (MME); Wenlong Li (MME); Mateusz Mittek (ECE); Hossein Rabiee-Golgir (ECE); Vasudha Sharma (BSE); Raed Tawadrous (DSAEC); Ou Wang (Biomedical); Sungmin Yoon (DSAEC)
  • 2015-16: Darshan Baral (CIVE); John Burdette Barker (BSE); Alireza Behfar (DSAEC); Thomas Frederick (MME); Pouya Gholizadeh (DSAEC); Baset Hamza (CSE); Steve Hayward (ChME); Kamran Keramatnejad (ECE); Rachel Levine (CIVE); Derek Sekora (ECE); Yuchuan Shao (MME)

 

 



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