The College of Engineering is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Dowd Fellowship recipients: Rashad Eletreby, S. Rose Eilenberg, Susu Xu, and Saigopalakrishna Yerneni. The new fellows—along with last year’s fellows and recent Dowd Teaching Fellows—will present their research at the Dowd Fellowship Seminar.

Rashad Eletreby, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, is working with Osman Yagan on the “Evolution of Spreading Processes on Complex Networks.” Mechanical engineering doctoral student S. Rose Eilenberg will present on her work with Allen Robinson on “Spatial Variation of Near-road Concentrations: Examining Air Quality at Intersections with Mobile Sampling and Low-cost Distributed Sensors.” Susu Xu, civil and environmental engineering doctoral student, is researching “Knowledge Transfer between Models for Post-Disaster Structural Damage Diagnosis with Limited Dataset.” Biomedical engineering doctoral student Saigopalakrishna Yerneni is working with Phil Campbell on Controlling Head and Neck Cancer Metastasis.

The 2015-2016 Dowd Teaching Fellows—Hakan Erdogmus, Cecile Peraire, and Jia Zhang from the Silicon Valley campus—will also present on their funded educational project.

Established in 2001 through a generous grant from Philip (B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, 1963) and Marsha Dowd, the Philip and Marsha Dowd Engineering Seed Fund provides support for graduate students working on cutting edge research projects that do not have other sources of funding.

A lunch reception will follow. RSVP to Alicia Angemeer ( by Friday, October 13, if you plan to attend the lunch reception.

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