AE graduate student Salvador Badillo-Rios received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, one of the country’s top honors for students in the early part of their graduate study. The fellowships are awarded to students in 15 areas of Department of Defense interest.
Badillo-Rios is among four UCLA students and 180 nationwide to receive the fellowship. The fellowship pays for each student’s full tuition and academic fees for three years. Students also receive a stipend. The awards were announced by the American Society for Engineering and Education, which administers the fellowship program.
NDSEG Area: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering.
Research interests: Turbulent combustion model development for aero-propulsion applications.
Sponsoring agency: Army Research Office
Faculty advisor: Ann R. Karagozian
Lab: Energy & Propulsion Research Laboratory
Badillo Rios was a double major in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering at the UC Irvine Henry Samueli School of Engineering.