Ph.D. Research Scholarships

The mission of the American Society for Composites (ASC) is to provide a communication forum for the engineering and scientific community in composite materials, and to provide the growth of knowledge from interdisciplinary engineering and scientific research in composite materials. In keeping with this mission, ASC is pleased to announce the annual graduate student research scholarship grant program for students who are formally enrolled in a doctoral program in engineering or science, and whose dissertation research is focused on some aspect of composite materials. Up to four awards will be given, each consisting of two parts.  The first part is a grant  to the student to support the student’s research (see current form for amount). The second part is a reimbursement of travel expenses (see current form for upper limit) to help the student attend the annual ASC Technical Conference and accept the award at the conference banquet.
Faculty advisors, who are also ASC members, are invited to submit their nomination(s) along with supporting information electronically by the specified due date. 

2000
Dennis Burianek
MIT

2001
Seth Kessler
MIT

2002
Eric N. Brown
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nikhil Gupta
Louisiana State University

2003
Sontipee Aimmanee
Virgina Polytechnic Institute and State University

Jennifer Gorczyca
University of Massachusetts-Lowell

2004
Paolo J. Feraboli
University of California Santa Barbara

Anis Gawandi
University of Dayton

2005
Ying Shan
Penn State University

A. Andres Leal Ayala
University of Delaware

2006
Richard J. Cross
Georgia Tech

Samer A. Tawfik
Georgia Tech

2007
Xinyuan Tan
Georgia Tech

Aflal M. Rahmathullah
Drexel University

2008
Nguyen Quang Nguyen
Polytechnic University, Brooklyn

Amanda Lim
University of Delaware

2009
Gaurav Nilakantan
University of Delaware

Anurag Sharma
University of Florida

Scott E. Stapleton
University of Michigan

2010
Ye Zhu
Penn State University

Amy Peterson
Drexel University

Grant Vogl
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2011
Min C. Song
University of Florida

2012
Masoud Safdari
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Jason F. Patrick
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pavana Prabhakar
University of Michigan

2013
Mahdi Salavatian
Washington State University

Federico Gasco
University of Washington

2014
Subramani Socklingam
University of Delaware

Kevin R. Hart
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2015
Trenton Ricks
Mississippi State University

Anthony Coppola
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2016
Stephen Pety
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Robert Hart
University of Iowa

Behrad Koohbor
University of South Carolina

2017
Jude Anike
Catholic University

Arnab Chanda
University of Alabama

James Garofalo
RPI

2018
Raja Ganesh
University of Delaware

Jason Parker
Johns Hopkins University

Xin Liu
Purdue

2019
Sagar Doshi 
University of Delaware

Tyler Goode 
North Carolina State University