Graduate student Sami Khan receives Young Researcher Award

July 13, 2015


Sami Khan, a dual-degree graduate student in mechanical engineering and technology and policy, was recently awarded the 2015 International Hydropower Association’s “Young Researcher Award,” as part of an initiative by the International Hydropower Association to acknowledge and reward emerging talent in the hydropower sector. He received the award at the World Hydropower Congress that was held in Beijing in May.

Khan, who works as a research assistant in the lab of Kripa Varanasi, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, was recognized for his research on hydrophobic rare-earth oxide-based coatings that have potential application in the hydropower industry to reduce bio-fouling and corrosion. Read the full article and find a link to Khan’s blog post on the research at MIT News

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