W.G. Characklis Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The annual WG Characklis Award, created in honor of the Center's founder, is presented to a Center for Biofilm Engineering PhD student based on his or her contributions in research, especially as they pertain to advances made in achieving Center goals. Some examples of points considered are: a student's contributions to the Center's research by his or her own efforts and through interactions with other Center students and researchers, and their level of active participation in seminars, classes, presentations, and associations with industrial participants. The Executive Committee recognizes students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and who represent the new generation of engineering/scientist that is a result of the unique cross-disciplinary training acquired here in the CBE.

Nominations may be submitted in writing by principal investigators, academic advisors, and other CBE personnel to Director Matthew Fields. Recipients are selected by the Center's Executive Committee.

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Characklis award recipients

Year  

  Name

  Department

2020

  Tom LeFevre
  Isaak Thornton 

  Chemical & Biological Engineering
  Chemical & Biological Engineering

2019

  Neerja Zambare
  Brian Pettygrove

  Chemical & Biological Engineering
  Microbiology & Immunology

2018

  Matthew Jackson

  Chemical & Biological Engineering

2017

  Cat Kirkland

  Civil Engineering

2016

  Katie Davis

  Civil Engineering

2015

  Chris Allen

  Civil Engineering

2014

  Heidi Smith
  James Connolly

  Land Resources & Environ. Sciences
  Chemical & Biological Engineering   

2013

  Kara Bowen DeLeón
  Liz Sandvik
  Elliott Barnhart

  Microbiology
  Chemical & Biological Engineering
  Microbiology

2012

  Gem Encarnacion 
  Rob Gardner

  Microbiology
  Chemical & Biological Engineering

2011

  Mari Eggers
  Anitha Sundararjan

  Microbiology
  Microbiology

2010

  Sabrina Behnke
  Erin Field   

  Microbiology
  Microbiology

2009

  Jennifer Faulwetter
  Pat Secor  

  Microbiology
  Cell Biology  

2008

  Laura Jennings

  Environmental Engineering

2007

  Stewart Clark

  Microbiology

2006

  Willy Davison

  Chemical & Biological Engineering

2005

  Ben Klayman

  Civil/Environmental Engineering

2004

  Laura Purevdorj-Gage

  Microbiology

2003

  Thomas Borch
  Steve Hunt

  Environmental Sciences
  Chemical Engineering

2002

  Nurdan Yurt

  Chemical Engineering

2001

  Eric Kern
  John Komlos

  Microbiology
  Environmental Engineering  

2000

  Elinor Pulcini
  Robin Gerlach

  Microbiology
  Civil/Environmental Engineering

1999

  Chris Wend

  Environmental Engineering

1998

  Calvin Abernathy

  Civil Engineering

1997

  Phil Butterfield
  Brian Ellis

  Civil Engineering
  Microbiology

1996

  David Davies

  Microbiology

1995

  Raj Mirpuri

  Chemical Engineering

1994

  Anne Camper
  Robert Sharp   

  Civil Engineering
  Civil Engineering

1993

  Robert Mueller

  Civil Engineering