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Graduate Fellowship

MIPSE sponsors competitive fellowships to students participating in the Graduate Certificate in Plasma Science and Engineering (PSE). The fellowships may be awarded to incoming or current students. The fellowships provide a $4,000 research fund for enhancing the fellow's graduate experience. Application procedures for 2017-2018 academic year are listed below.

MIPSE Fellows: 2017-2018 academic year

  • Paul Campbell: Applied Physics, U-M; advisor – K. Krushelnick
  • Ryan Dewey: CLASP, U-M; advisor – J. Raines
  • Marcel Georgin: Applied Physics, U-M; advisor – B. Jorns
  • Janis Lai: NERS, U-M; advisor – J. Foster
  • Al-Ahsan Talukder: ECE, MSU; advisor – Q. H. Fan
  • Robert Vandervort: Applied Physics, U-M; advisors – P. Drake, P. Keiter
  • Benjamin Wachs: Aero, U-M; advisor – B. Jorns

MIPSE Fellows: 2016-2017 academic year

  • Abigail Azari: CLASP, U-M; advisor – M. Liemohn
  • Keegan Behm: NERS, U-M; advisor – K. Krushelnick
  • Shadrach Hepner: Aero, U-M; advisor – J. P. Sheehan
  • Yao Kovach: NERS, U-M; advisor – J. Foster
  • Juliusz Kruszelnicki: NERS, U-M; advisor – M. Kushner
  • Omar Leon: Applied Phys., U-M; advisor – B. Gilchrist
  • Sarah Spitzer: CLASP, U-M; advisor – S. Lepri
  • Alexander Vazsonyi: Aero, U-M; advisor – I. Boyd

MIPSE Fellows: 2015-2016 academic year

  • Neil Arthur: NERS, U-M; advisor – J. Foster
  • Jeffrey Fein: NERS, U-M; advisor – J. Holloway
  • Scott Hall: Aero, U-M; advisor – A. Gallimore
  • Manan Kocher: AOSS, U-M; advisor – S. Lepri
  • Gregory Meece: Physics/Astro, MSU; advisor – B. O&x#27;Shea
  • Alexander Rasmus: Applied Phys., U-M; advisors – C. Kuranz, P. Drake
  • Anthony Raymond: Applied Phys., U-M; advisor – K. Krushelnick, Alexander Thomas

MIPSE Fellows: 2014-2015 academic year

  • David Dang: Aero, U-M; advisor – I. Boyd
  • Joshua Davis: AOSS, U-M; advisor – P. Drake
  • Gautham Dharuman: ECE, MSU; advisor – J. Verboncoeur
  • Chuanfei Dong: AOSS, U-M; advisor – S. Bougher
  • Amanda Lietz: NERS, U-M; advisor – M. J. Kushner
  • Grant Miars: EECS, U-M; advisor – Brian Gilchrist
  • Gang Kai Poh: AOSS, U-M; advisor – J. Slavin
  • Ingrid Reese: Aero, U-M; advisor – B. Longmier
  • Patrick Tracy: AOSS, U-M; advisor – J. Raines
  • Wesley Wan: AOSS, U-M; advisors – C. Kuranz, P. Drake

MIPSE Fellows: 2013-2014 academic year

  • Maria Choi: Aero, U-M; advisor – I. Boyd
  • Ethan Dale: Aero, U-M; advisor – B. Longmier
  • Frans Ebersohn: Aero, U-M; advisor – B. Longmier
  • Archis Joglekar: NERS, U-M; advisor – A. Thomas
  • Michael MacDonald: Applied Physics, U-M; advisor – P. Drake
  • Scott Rice: ECE, MSU; advisor – J. Verboncoeur
  • David Yager-Elorriaga: NERS, U-M; advisor – R. Gilgenbach
  • Tony Zhao: NERS, U-M; advisor – K. Krushelnick

MIPSE Fellows: 2012-2013 academic year

  • Carlos Di Stefano: AOSS, U-M; advisors – P. Drake, C. Kuranz
  • Horatiu Dragnea: Aero, U-M; advisor – I. Boyd
  • Zhaohan He: NERS, U-M; advisor – A. Thomas
  • Roxanne Katus: AOSS, U-M; advisor – M. Liemohn
  • Sonal Patel: NERS, U-M; advisor – R. Gilgenbach
  • Daniel Winklehner: Physics, MSU; advisor – D. Leitner
  • Calvin Zulick: NERS, U-M; advisor – K. Krushelnick

MIPSE Fellows: 2011-2012 academic year

  • Iverson Bell: EECS, U-M; advisor – B. Gilchrist
  • Franklin Dollar: NERS, U-M; advisor – K. Krushelnick
  • Kentaro Hara: Aero, U-M; advisor – I. Boyd
  • Sarah Nowak: NERS, U-M; advisor – J. Foster
  • Ian Rittersdorf: NERS, U-M; advisor – Y. Y. Lau
  • Will Schumaker: NERS, U-M; advisors – A. Thomas and K. Krushelnick
  • Sang-Heon Song: NERS, U-M; advisor – M. Kushner
  • Laura Spencer: Applied Physics, U-M; advisor – A. Gallimore
  • Adam Steiner: NERS, U-M; advisor – R. Gilgenbach

MIPSE Fellows: 2010-2011 academic year

  • Iverson Bell: EECS, U-M; advisor – B. Gilchrist
  • Matthew Franzi: NERS, U-M; advisor – R. Gilgenbach
  • Cyril Galitzine: Aero, U-M; advisor – I. Boyd
  • Channing Huntington: Applied Physics, U-M; advisor – P. Drake
  • Christopher McGuffey: NERS; advisor – K. Krushelnick
  • Will Schumaker: NERS, U-M; advisor – A. Thomas
  • Laura Spencer: Applied Physics, U-M; advisor – A. Gallimore
  • Benjamin Yee: NERS, U-M; advisor – J. Foster
  • Peng Zhang: NERS, U-M; advisor – Y.Y. Lau

MIPSE Fellows: 2009-2010 academic year

  • Paul Cummings: NERS, U-M; advisor – A. Thomas
  • David French: NERS, U-M; advisor – YY. Lau
  • Cyril Galitzine: Aero, U-M; advisor – I. Boyd
  • Matt Gomez: NERS, U-M; advisor – R. Gilgenbach
  • David Liaw: AOSS/EECS, U-M; advisor – B. Gilchrist
  • Bradley Sommers: NERS, U-M; advisor – J. Foster
  • Calvin Zulick: NERS, U-M; advisor – K. Krushelnick

Application Procedures for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Nominating Applicants for Graduate Admission:

We encourage offering Fellowships to incoming applicants to attract the best candidates to the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

Requirements are:

  1. Student will enroll in a PhD program.
  2. Student is likely to enroll in the graduate certificate in PSE. Funding beyond the Fall 2017 semester requires the student to enroll in the PSE graduate certificate. (MSU nominations – contact M. Kushner on this requirement.)
  3. Faculty advisor is a member of MIPSE.
  4. Student is being offered admission to UM/MSU with at least the equivalent of a 50% research assistant or fellowship.

Nominating Current UM/MSU Students Who Are Not Now (or Have Not Been) Fellows:

Requirements are:

  1. Student is enrolled in a PhD program.
  2. Student is enrolled in or will enroll in the graduate certificate in PSE. (MSU nominations – contact M. Kushner on this requirement.)
  3. Faculty advisor is a member of MIPSE.
  4. Student is being supported with at least the equivalent of a 50% research assistant by combinations of GSRA, fellowship or GSI.

Nominating Current Students Who Are Now (or Have Been) Fellows:

Requirements are:

  1. Student is making (excellent!) progress towards his/her PhD degree.
  2. Student has already enrolled in the graduate certificate in PSE and is making progress towards completing the certificate. (MSU nominations – contact M. Kushner on this requirement.)
  3. Faculty advisor is a member of MIPSE.
  4. Student has been and will continue to be supported with at least the equivalent of a 50% research assistant, fellowship or GSI.

The application deadline is approximately March 1st of every year. Earlier decisions will be made for incoming applicants to improve the likelihood of their accepting our offer. Applications for Fellowships should be filed by the student's advisor or by the faculty member making the offer to an incoming applicant. Please return this application to mipse-central@umich.edu. Please contact M. Kushner mjkush@umich.edu for an early decision for incoming applicants.

Download the Fellowship Application