Three Turbo Lab students earn Mechanical Engineering Impact Award
Three Turbo Lab students were celebrated recently with the J. Mike Walker ‘66 Department of Mechanical Engineering Impact Award.
Sean Cooper, Xueliang Lu, and Nian Wang were honored beside a handful of their mechanical engineering student colleagues at the Fall 2018 Donor Recognition and Scholarship/Fellowship Banquet on Oct. 18. The award is intended to recognize graduate students’ academic excellence in their fields. Recipients celebrated alongside the professors who have guided them through their studies.
Hometown: Tijeras, NM
Advisor: Dr. Eric Petersen, Turbomachinery Laboratory Director, Nelson-Jackson Professor
Field of Study: Combustion Science
“It felt good to receive this award, but the praise from my colleagues and advisor are what made me realize this achievement.”
Hometown: Hunan Province
Advisor: Dr. Luis San Andres, Mast-Childs Chair Professor
Field of Study: Seals, bearings and rotordynamics
“This award is great in that is not only recognizes my past work but also encourages me to keep up the good work for my future research.”
Hometown: Wuhan, Hubei Province
Advisor: Dr. Je-Chin Han, Distinguished Professor and Marcus Easterling Endowed Chair
Field of Study: Heat transfer and fluid science
“This is a great recognition and encouragement to my previous research. It also has a positive impact on my future studies and work.”