Engineering Distinguished Scholars

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The Engineering Distinguished Scholar Program was established to recruit outstanding students with unique backgrounds to graduate study in engineering at Michigan State. Spanning ten programs in the College, EDS awards are highly competitive and awarded only to the most outstanding applicants.  EDS receipients have enhanced opportunities to learn, do research, and contribute to our academic community.  

EDS awards enable students to begin research with a faculty mentor early in their graduate career, and include a monthly stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits.  EDS awardees are also eligible for travel funding to present research findings at technical conferences and professional meetings.

All PhD applicants are automatically considered for the EDS when they apply to Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Computational Mathematics Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. Highly competitive applicants will demonstrate excellence in academic and research experiences as well as a commitment to leadership and community engagement.


2021-22 Engineering Distinguished Scholars

Alec Bailey, Mechanical Engineering
William Betancourt, Computer Science & Engineering
Aurek Chattopadhyay, Computer Science & Engineering
Alireza Darzien Rostami, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Sloan Kanat, Mechanical Engineering
Spencer Lee, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Sydney Leither, Computer Science & Engineering
Dillon McClintock, Mechanical Engineering
Yu Mei, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Geraldo Morales Torres, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Austin Rodriguez, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Amit Rotem, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Sujoy Saha, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Shakiba Shahbandegan, Computer Science & Engineering
Anna Stephens, Computer Science & Engineering
Yiyang Su, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Carolyn Wendeln, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Kanishka Wijewardena, Computer Science & Engineering
Luyao Yuan, Civil & Environmental Engineering


2020-21 Engineering Distinguished Scholars

Hailey Becker, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Nolan Carter, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Rei Doko, Computer Science & Engineering
Kay Hadrick, Biomedical Engineering
Dang Ngoc Huy, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Kayla Makela, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Mohammad Naqvi, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Meiby Ortiz Bouza, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Bryce Palmer, Mechanical Engineering
Richard-Joseph Peterson, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Sharmila Samaroo, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Ashiq Shawon, Computer Science & Engineering
Harry Shomer, Computer Science & Engineering
Alyssa VanZanten, Computer Science & Engineering
Gina Vasey, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Xinyi (Elena) Wang, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Stephen White, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Liang Zhao, Civil & Environmental Engineering


2019-20 Engineering Distinguished Scholars

Nicole Arnold, Mechanical Engineering
Muneeza Azmat, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Sankhadeep Basu, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Chase Bruggeman, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Lauren Chance, Mechanical Engineering
Sabrina Curley, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Eric Gaskell, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Nat Hawkins, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Royal Chibuzor Ihuaenyi, Mechanical Engineering
Ehsan Kamjoo, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Rajesh Kandel, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Aakash Khandelwal, Mechanical Engineering
Chenning Li, Computer Science & Engineering
Sarah McGuire, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Abigael Metto, Biomedical Engineering
Malcolm Moncheur, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Lincoln Mtemeri, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Matt Piekenbrock, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Ali Saadat, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Saad Saleh, Computer Science & Engineering
Logan Soule, Biomedical Engineering


2018-19 Engineering Distinguished Scholars

Austin Ferguson, Computer Science & Engineering
Christopher Herrera, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Meheryar Kasad, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Md. Shakir Mahmud, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Alexander McKim, Computational Mathematics Science & Engineering
Subrata Mukherjee, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Xinda Qi, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Robert Termuhlen, Computational Mathematics Science & Engineering
Julian Venegas, Computational Mathematics Science & Engineering
Samantha Winther, Biomedical Engineering
Yuqin Wu, Chemical Engineering & Environmental Science
Han Xu, Computer Science & Engineering
Chi Zhan, Civil & Environmental Engineering


2017-18 Engineering Distinguished Scholars

Erik Brown, Mechanical Engineering
Xi Cai, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Shih-Chang Hung, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Kian Kalan, Mechanical Engineering
Joseph Kerwin, Mechanical Engineering
Ryan LaRose, Computational Mathematics Science & Engineering
Jiran Li, Mechanical Engineering
Matthew Link, Computational Mathematics Science & Engineering
Xiaorui Liu, Computer Science & Engineering
Satanik Mukherjee, Mechanical Engineering
Svetha Venkatachari, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Anthony Wente, Mechanical Engineering
Anna Yannokopolus, Computational Mathematics Science & Engineering


2016-17 Engineering Distinguished Scholars

Cyrus Ashok Arupratan Atis, Mechanical Engineering
Srishti Banerji, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Gaurav Chauda, Mechanical Engineering
Debayan Deb, Computer Science & Engineering
Joshua Engelsma, Computer Science & Engineering
Jun Guo, Mechanical Engineering
Yaojie Liu, Computer Science & Engineering
Eureka Paikuyladi, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Wanyue Peng, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Justin Scott, Mechanical Engineering
Hongyang Shi, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Chelsea Weiskerger, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Tyler Wilson, Computer Science & Engineering
Yu Zheng, Electrical & Computer Engineering


2015-16 Engineering Distinguished Scholars

Salman Ali, Computer Science & Engineering
Yashesh Dhebar, Mechanical Engineering
Kristina Kamensky, Mechanical Engineering
Leila Khalili, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Yogesh Shamsunder Kumbargeri, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Xinyu Lei, Computer Science & Engineering
Yuan Liang, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Suihan Liu, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Antonella Massafra, Mechanical Engineering
Kurt O'Hearn, Computer Science & Engineering
Chenchen Yang, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Yubo Zhang, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science


2014-15 Engineering Distinguished Scholars

David Crouse, Computer Science & Engineering
Zach Curtis, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Josh Drost, Mechanical Engineering
Biyi Fang, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Saif Imran, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Amin Jourabloo, Computer Science & Engineering
Wei Li, Mechanical Engineering
Yuxiao Lin, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Jialin Liu, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Zhichao Lu, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Pratap Solanki, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Deliang Yang, Electrical & Computer Engineering


2013-14 Engineering Distinguished Scholars

Farnaz Amiri, Mechanical Engineering
Osama En-Nasr, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Abhinav Gaur, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Iman Harsini, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Tung-Yi Lin, Mechanical Engineering
Chen Pei, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Vasiliy Sharikov-Bass, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Zhiyi Su, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thomas Swearingen, Computer Science & Engineering
Yifeng Tian, Mechanical Engineering
Mingming Wang, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Tongyu Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Shaohua Yang, Computer Science & Engineering
Hulong Zeng, Electrical & Computer Engineering


2012-13 Engineering Distinguished Scholars

Islam Badreldin, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Christopher Crock, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Isabel David, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Gizem Dilber, Mechanical Engineering
Elaheh Esfahanian, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Nerva Espinosa, Computer Science & Engineering
Jonathan Frasch, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Brian Goldman, Computer Science & Engineering
Bin Guo, Civil & Environmental Engineering
K. Thomas Honaker-Schroeder, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Xinting Lin, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Rajib Mandal, Mechanical Engineering
Pedro Nariyoshi, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sajjad Rizivi, Computer Science & Engineering
Tianlong Song, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Liyan Wang, Computer Science & Engineering
Peng Xu, Mechanical Engineering
MIngquan Yuan, Electrical & Computer Engineering