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Anna D'Entremont receives the NSF Graduate Fellowship

May 17, 2011

Anna D'Entremont receives the NSF Graduate Fellowship

Anna D'Entremont

UCLA Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Ph.D. student Anna D’Entremont received the 2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship for her work on mesoporous materials for energy storage in Professor Laurent Pilon’s lab.

Her research project models thermal effects in pseudocapacitors (e.g. predicting the heat generation within the device and the resulting temperature changes), which allows for better understanding of the device's operation under various temperature conditions and design of temperature control mechanisms.

D’Entremont received her BS in Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University.

From http://www.nsfgrfp.org/about_the_program:

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.  The reputation of the GRFP follows recipients and often helps them become life-long leaders that contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching.  Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, Google founder, Sergey Brin and Freakonomics co-author, Steven Levitt.