Tufts students and alumni named NSF Fellows
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides support to outstanding graduate students who are working on research-based master's and doctoral degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. This year, eight current and former students from Tufts School of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science were among the exceptional students recognized nationwide.
Thomas Coons, E18, graduated from Tufts with a BS in mechanical engineering. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan, where his research interests include uncertainty quantification, scientific computing, and data-driven modeling.
Emily DeWolf, E21, earned her BS in chemical engineering at Tufts and is now a Jack and Mary Ann Remick Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. At Tufts, she worked with the Cebe Research Group, an experimental condensed matter physics lab studying polymeric materials.
After earning her BS in chemical engineering at Tufts, Jenna Fromer, E21, went on to pursue a PhD in chemical engineering at MIT. During her time at Tufts, she was a member of Stern Family Professor David Kaplan’s lab, which innovates advanced material processing and manufacturing based on sustainable technologies.
Harris Hardiman-Mostow, E21, majored in mechanical engineering at Tufts. After earning his BS from Tufts, he moved on to UCLA where he is currently working on a PhD in mathematics. He previously held an NSF NRT Fellowship in data science and his research concerns graph-based semisupervised learning.
Undergraduate student Hannah Magoon, E23, studies engineering physics at Tufts. As part of the Neutrino Group at Tufts, she researches quantum sensors for dark matter. She will join a physics program at Stanford University in Fall 2023.
Elijah Martin, E17, earned his BS in chemical engineering at Tufts and spent several years as a senior engineer at Beyond Meat before pursuing a PhD in environmental engineering from MIT. He develops improved polymers that reduce the impact of plastic pollution on the environment.
Haneen Abderrazzaq, A23, majors in computer science and biochemistry at Tufts. She works with Professor Soha Hassoun of the Department of Computer Science on developing tools to study enzyme promiscuity – a term which refers to an enzyme’s ability to produce side reactions in addition to their primary reaction. She plans to pursue her PhD in computer science at Northeastern University starting Fall 2023.
Derek Egolf, A21, studied computer science and mathematics at Tufts. In 2021 he won an Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award from the Computing Research Association. He is currently a doctoral student in computer science at Northeastern University and focuses on formal methods, synthesis of performant systems, and notions of approximate correctness.
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