Graduate students recognized with prestigious awards

WMU’s Graduate College recently announced the recipients of its Graduate Research and Creative Scholars Awards.  The awards were established in 1986 by the Graduate Studies Council to acknowledge graduate students’ contributions to the scholarly and artistic productivity of Western Michigan University. Students eligible for the award are nominated by their departments. A selection committee then selects the All-University recipients from among the Department Graduate Research and Creative Scholars recipients.

Among the 10 All-University Scholars for 2015–16, three were from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences:

  • Sajan Kumar Chatarla - Chemical and Paper Engineering
  • Sepehr Emamian - Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Milton Rene Soto-Ferrari - Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering

Department Scholars for 2015-16 from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences are:

  • Sajan Kumar Chatarla - Chemical Engineering
  • Shaun P. Shields - Chemical Engineering
  • Ayaz Akram - Computer Engineering
  • Shilpa Lakhanpal - Computer Science
  • Praveen Bhat - Computer Science
  • Sepehr Emamian - Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Milton Rene Soto Ferrari - Industrial Engineering
  • Muaaz Gul Awan - Interdisciplinary Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Tai-Hsien Wu - Interdisciplinary Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Mohammad Hady Makhmalbaf - Mechanical Engineering
  • Steven L. Beuerle - Mechanical Engineering
  • Michael J. Joyce - Paper and Printing Science