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Li and Tutoni Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 5, 2021

Hengming Li and Gianna Tutoni of Duke University

Two graduate students who work for Duke Materials Initiative faculty members have landed prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for 2021. They are among 18 PhD students at Duke who won GRFP awards for the upcoming academic year. 

Congratulations to Hengming Li, a PhD student in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, who works in the lab of Duke Materials Initiative faculty member Maiken Mikkelsen (ECE), and Gianna Tutoni, a PhD student in Matthew Becker's (Chem) lab.

Launched in 1952, the GRFP is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind. It supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing Ph.D. or research-based master’s degrees. Fellows receive a three-year stipend, coverage of tuition and fees, and opportunities for international research and professional development.