Awards and Honors

National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowship (2021)

Two-year fellowship managed by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and awarded to scientists who show unusual promise and ability to perform advanced research

University of Washington College of Engineering Graduate Fellowship Recipient (2020)

Full tuition and a stipend to a PhD student who has demonstrated excellence in coursework and research


NSF Data Science Accelerator Award Recipient (2020)

Recognizes and supports students with innovative ideas to apply data science methods in current research


Winner of the Grand Prize – Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (2019)

Cash prize of $15,000 for best pitch and presentation of supercritical CO2 material synthesis technology


Clean Energy Institute Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient (2018)

One year of full tuition and stipend support to pursue innovative research in clean energy technologies


NSF Research Traineeship- Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies (D.I.R.E.C.T.) (2018)

Two-quarters of full support, 2-course curriculum to apply data science to traditional aspects of research


1st place presenter award - IEEE Northwest Energy Systems Symposium (2018)

Cash prize and paid trip to present research at a national conference


Innovators Award, Silver Medal – Cabling Innovators Awards (2018)

Industry Award for Opt-X SDX Mini Wall-Mount Fiber Optic Enclosure, role: Lead design engineer


Best Paper Award - ASME International Young Engineers Paper Contest (2017)

Cash prize and paid travel to present research at conference, Awarded by the Division of Fluid Dynamics


Certified Engineer-In-Training (Granted by the state of Washington, transferable to other US states) (2017)

Passed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE)


Grand Prize at the University of Washington Electrical Engineering Industry Consortium (2017)

Cash prize and paid trip to present research at a technical conference


ASME Kenneth Andrews Roe Scholar ($13,000) Recipient (2016)

Highest student award administered by ASME. Awarded to one student annually based on scholastic ability, character, integrity, leadership, and potential contribution to the mechanical engineering profession


NCAA All-Academic GLIAC Track and Field Athlete Recipient (2014)

Awarded to in-season athletes who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership


Michigan Tech Outstanding STEM Student Scholarship ($9,000) Recipient (2013)

Awarded to one student annually for outstanding academic performance in STEM curriculum


Michigan Tech Presidential Distinction Scholarship ($8,000) Recipient (2012)

Awarded for outstanding academic performance across all coursework