Engineering doctoral student Michael Neylon has been selected as the first recipient of the Teets Family Doctoral Fellowship, a new endowment supporting student research in microsystems and nanosystems at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Neylon is a second-year graduate student in aerospace engineering sciences, working on research in microfluid mechanics with Professor Kamran Mohseni. His work focuses on developing and modeling microfans for microscale mixing in channels, particle separation and microprocessor cooling.
The Teets Family Doctoral Fellowship was established in memory of David E. Teets, a Denver microelectronics engineer and CU graduate who died in an accident in December 2001. The fellowship is part of a $500,000 gift designated for a nanotechnology initiative at CU-Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science.
The fellowship provides $14,000 per year for two years of study leading to a Ph.D.
The fellowship is the third new fellowship established this year to support CU-Boulder doctoral students working on microsystems and nanosystems. Two previously awarded fellowships created by Sandia National Laboratories also will begin this fall.