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Tripathy Fellow Honored for Research

Student Received $6,500 Summer Stipend

Sukant Tripathy’s widow, Susan, presents the 2010 Tripathy Endowed Memorial Summer Graduate Fellowship check to Ryan Bouldin.

By Edwin L. Aguirre

Chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate Ryan Bouldin has been awarded the 2010 Tripathy Endowed Memorial Summer Graduate Fellowship in recognition of his academic accomplishment and multidisciplinary research in the areas of materials science and polymer science. The award consists of a $6,500 research stipend for the summer.

Bouldin received his master of engineering degree from Tufts University in 2007. His current investigation focuses on enzymatically made electrically conducting polymers. This “sustainable green engineering” technology can be used in making lightweight batteries and electrochemical sensors for biomedical applications. Bouldin’s research faculty adviser is Asst. Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan of the Plastics Engineering Department.

Every year since 2003, the fellowship is given in memory of the late Sukant K. Tripathy, an internationally recognized leader and renowned researcher in materials science and the founding director of the Center for Advanced Materials. He was a professor of chemistry and also served as the University’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

For more information, visit the Tripathy Memorial Graduate Fellowship page on the CAM website.