Awards & Achievements

  • International Conference on Micro Manufacturing/4M Student Grant Award (October 2010)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Travel, MSEC 2009 (August 2010)
  • Graduate Student Research and International Travel Grants Award (April 2009)
  • Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants Award (September 2008)
  • Co-PI for Oak Ridge National Lab Research proposal funding ,“Investigation of subsurface damage of CVD coated SiC and Quartz after a Single Point Diamond Turning Operation” (May 2008)
  • Outstanding speaker award- ASME student/senior section meeting (April 2008)
  • Founder of the Nanomanufacturing Group – University Chapter (January 2008)
  • Research grant award from Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation (October 2007)
  • Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants Award (September 2007)
  • Best compliant mechanism design for microactuators -  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (June 2007)