COLLEGE STATION, TX (December 13, 2022). A Turbomachinery Laboratory student was awarded the 2022 J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering Impact Award.
Claire Gregoire was honored beside a handful of her mechanical engineering student colleagues at the Fall 2022 Donor Recognition and Scholarship/Fellowship Banquet on October 20th, 2022 in College Station, Texas.
Gregoire’s research concentrates on chemical processes related to combustion at the fundamental level. It is comprised of understanding the reaction mechanism of some fuels, biofuels, and zero-carbon fuels. She is currently focused on laser absorption diagnostics to continue the lab’s effort in the development of reaction mechanisms.
The award recognizes graduate students’ academic excellence in their fields and highlights research that has had an impact, broadly defined as leading to outcomes that extend beyond conventional boundaries.
Gregoire’s recent project relating to lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles likely contributed to her nomination for the award. “There is a lot of work in progress that it is a major topic [regarding] the energy transition the world is currently facing”, said Gregoire.
Her other distinguished accomplishments include 1st place at Invent for The Planet in 2020 and Best Oral Presentation during the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Energy Research Society Conference in 2022.
“This award made me realize that I would like to give back to future Aggies in the best way that I can,” said Gregoire. “I cannot express how grateful I am to work for Dr. Petersen and collaborate with Dr. Mathieu. They provide support, are professionally encouraging, and are tremendously inspirational.”
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