CSE Fellows

How to Apply

Each year approximately five research awards are made to students enrolled in the CSE program. Research projects are selected for support on a competitive basis. Proposals are solicited each Spring for the academic year beginning the following Fall. The proposed research must be interdisciplinary and computationally oriented, and the proposal must be submitted jointly by the student and two faculty co-advisors who must be CSE affiliates from different disciplines (Note: The faculty can be from the same department as long as their disciplines are different). The CSE Fellows selected by an evaluation panel receive financial support in form of a 50% research assistantship in their home department plus a tuition waiver. During the academic year, that year’s CSE Fellows present their research results during a CSE Seminar. Current CSE Fellows are listed below and past fellows are listed by academic year.

2019-2020 CSE Fellows Call for Proposals

2018-2019 Fellows


Soumendu Bagchi – (Aerospace Engineering) – Exploiting Moiré Effects to Control Plasma-Patterning of Twisted Bilayer Graphene





Pouyan Karimi – (Mechanical Science and Engineering) – Simulation of Nanocomposites with a Focus on Electrical Properties





Zhixia Li – (Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering) – Study the effect of Surface Defects on Hydrophobicity at Rare-Earth Oxide–Water Interfaces using Molecular Dynamics Simulations driven by ab initio-based Neural Network Potentials




Pallav Ranjan – (Civil and Environmental Engineering) – From Substrate to Surface: The Impact of Aquatic Ecosystems on Exchange Processes at the Sediment-Water and Water-Air Interfaces




Sam Spencer – (Electrical and Computer Engineering) – Formation and Evolution of Multilayer Social and Societal Networks Using Agent-Based Models, with Applications to Food, Energy, and Water Systems

Past Fellows



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